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That is good to know, I am not from the states. I thought Jap was abbreviate for Japanese what have the internet done to me lol.

"Jap" only became an ethnic slur in American English during/due to World War II.


The rules are complicated, as a non-native English speaker it would be very easy to get caught out. Brit and Aussie are fine, Jap and Paki are pejorative. Best to use the full term if in any doubt.

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