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#3 - anonymous (10/07/2013) [-]
>Thinking otaku means anime fan
>not knowing the actual definition of otaku
User avatar #5 to #3 - fuckthepopo (10/07/2013) [-]
That makes him an otaku by definition
#4 to #3 - anonymous (10/07/2013) [-]
>Not knowing that words sometimes take on different meanings when they become part of another language.
>Not knowing that "otaku" has at least 3 meanings even in Japan. (Fun fact: otakus in Japan wear the title like a badge of honor.)
User avatar #22 to #4 - thedarkestrogue (10/08/2013) [-]
fun fact. Japanese people do not wear the "badge" with honor. "Otakus" are hated more there then they are here.
#27 to #22 - anonymous (10/08/2013) [-]
Maybe badge of honor was a bad choice of words, but otakus will refer to themselves as such, and they don't say it like it's a bad thing.
User avatar #28 to #27 - thedarkestrogue (10/08/2013) [-]
your words are exactly what i mean. Refering to yourself as an otaku is looked down upon by everyone else.
User avatar #41 to #28 - kanpai (10/11/2013) [-]
isn't it like how some people use "gay" as an insult, some people use it to describe the things a person does, and some people wear it as a badge of honor.

and the original word has nothing to do with where we use it for.
User avatar #42 to #41 - thedarkestrogue (10/11/2013) [-]
I suppose. otaku's most direct meaning is "fanatic"
You can be a fanatic of many things but some weaboos decided to start calling themselves otakus thinking it meant hardcore anime fan and thus otaku and weaboo now mean the same thing to society.
User avatar #23 to #22 - thedarkestrogue (10/08/2013) [-]
*than. what the ruck ever.
#20 to #4 - anonymous (10/07/2013) [-]
>Thinking that borrowing words from a different language changes the definition entirely
>Thinking otaku nipps really DO wear the title like a badge, which is ********
******* fantastic!
User avatar #26 to #20 - TheMather ONLINE (10/08/2013) [-]
Gruesome (English) - "Repellently frightful and shocking; horrific or ghastly ."
Origin: Grusom(Norwegian/Danish)/Grausam(German) - Cruel.

A word can change meaning when borrowed by another language. If not for that simple fact, modern dictionaries would be horribly lacking.
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