Slang Expressions: Nerd, Otaku, 23 Skidoo, Eve Teasing, Pissing Contest, Mickey Finn, Geek, Itasha, Wog, Bling-Bling, Hella, Uber

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9781156606179: Slang Expressions: Nerd, Otaku, 23 Skidoo, Eve Teasing, Pissing Contest, Mickey Finn, Geek, Itasha, Wog, Bling-Bling, Hella, Uber

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 37. Chapters: Nerd, Otaku, 23 skidoo, Eve teasing, Pissing contest, Mickey Finn, Geek, Itasha, Wog, Bling-bling, Hella, Über, Swampland in Florida, Uff da, Taking the piss, Coonass, Rubbernecking, Wife acceptance factor, Boffin, Man flu, Akiba-kei, Yardbird, Bachelor pad, Yinz, The Man, Drunk dialing, Chin music, 187, Chinaman's chance, Shit happens, Puck bunny, Blighty, Anorak, Talk to the hand, Skell, Knacker, Yobbo, Jack Robinson, Reki-jo, Boxcars, Line sitting, Pink slip, Bel Paese, Wotagei, Backhanded compliment, Coney-catching, Incident pit, Losing religion, Buckle bunny, Alright Jack. Excerpt: Otaku ) is a Japanese term used to refer to people with obsessive interests, particularly anime, manga, or video games. Otaku is derived from a Japanese term for another's house or family ( otaku), which is also used as an honorific second-person pronoun. The modern slang form, which is distinguished from the older usage by being written only in hiragana (???) or katakana (??? or, less frequently, ???), or rarely in r?maji, appeared in the 1980s. In the anime Macross, first aired in 1982, the term was used by Lynn Minmay as an honorific term. It appears to have been coined by the humorist and essayist Akio Nakamori in his 1983 series An Investigation of "Otaku" "Otaku" no Kenky?), printed in the lolicon magazine Manga Burikko. Animators like Haruhiko Mikimoto and Sh?ji Kawamori used the term among themselves as an honorific second-person pronoun since the late 1970s. Another source for the term comes from the works of science fiction author Motoko Arai. In his book Wrong about Japan, Peter Carey interviews the novelist, artist and Gundam chronicler Yuka Minakawa. She reveals that Arai used the word in her novels as a second-person pronoun, and the readers adopted the term for themselves. In modern Japanese slang, the term otaku is mo...

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