Bye Bye Hard Gay. Hello Saber


#1

From the latest update a few hours ago:

げき and せい mnemonics have been rewritten to use “Gecki the gecko” and “saber,” respectively.

Don’t think I have seen げき yet, though.


#2

I thought they said they weren’t getting rid of Hard Gay? I’m sad


#3

No one is immortal. Cold, hard truth.


#4

Same, but then again, it’s extremely hard to offend me or make me legitimately mad. I kinda liked the Hard Gay mnemonics. Even if I didn’t understand them, they certainly stuck in my head!


#5

I’m pretty sure nobody ever understood it, though :joy: It just worked


#6

I never found it offensive as a gay person. I think getting rid of Hard Gay references is kind of jumping the gun in the name of political correctness. It was really useful for remembering せい kanji.


#7

I love geckos!

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Saber is cool too

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#8

Rin is better. I’m totally biased


#9

Oh hey, I just realized that your profile picture is Rin :laughing:

Is she better than geckos though?


#10

Yea, it definitely did help you remember! Now we’re probably getting Star Wars references, none of which I will ever understand because I’ve never been interested in the franchise and I don’t even really know the basic information about it…


#11

Hard to say :thinking: close match


#12

I never found the せい mnemonics to be useful. Though that’s probably at least partially because there’s a lot of good phonetic components with the reading せい and often I didn’t need any mnemonic.


#13

A saber doesn’t have to be a star wars reference. It can be just a regular old saber like this


#14

Unless they specifically always talk about star wars in the mnemonics, yeah.


#15

facepalm. I’m trying so hard not to laugh at myself for not realizing that… And I’m failing :rofl:


#16

My problem with it is that Hard Gay really sticks out in my head cause its such a weird concept, but saber just falls flat for me.


#17

I would have gone with saber tooth tiger.


#18

Still a Star Wars reference

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#19

There was a really shitty platformer on N64 about a gecko called Gex: Enter the Gecko, and I still use it to remember 月光 because I have this 007-esque image of a gecko in a suit in front of the moonlight.


#20

Before WK I had no idea who Hard Gay was.
To be honest I was a bit bothered not because of Hard Gay himself but because we all know that countries like japan see gay people as comedy.
And people promoting this kind of behaviour is a bit…