Hi all, I just thought I would share this story with you.
When I was in my final year of university I had a part-time job teaching kanji to the first years (this was back in my level 54 days, before I reset my account. I was qualified for the job! Honestly!) and I often used mnemonics to help the students remember the kanji.
Aside from the millennials who just couldn’t be bothered and thought that just being in Japan would magically make them fluent in Japanese, there was one girl who actually got pretty offended and angry at a mnemonic. The kanji was 好, and as a beginner, this girl was having some difficulty memorising it, so of course I said that women （女）like （好） children （子）and that would be a good way to remember it. Her face instantly changed and she looked at me with an angry kind of SJW hatred. “NOT WOMEN! PARENTS!” she seethed.
I wasn’t sure whether or not she was joking at first, so I gave a slight smile before realising she was deadly serious. Someone actually got offended by a mnemonic, which in my eyes is even worse than getting offended by a fictional story since a mnemonic is simply a memory aid and nothing else.
She didn’t speak to me for the rest of the class and never came to one of my classes again.
So that’s my funny little story. Does anyone out there have any similar ones to tell?