I don’t think it’s that bad, dude.
I don’t even think it’s bad.
Same here, man.
raises eyebrows inquisitively
You don’t have to use the mnemonic mentioned.
Right on, man.
I’m not offended by this kanji mnemonics. Am I being stupid for not being offended by this mnemonics??
Well, it’s not about you guys.
Somebody felt bad.
It’s impossible to have thousands of stories for the mnemonics without offending someone. There are definitely offensive mnemonics here for me personally(this isn’t one of them even if I lost loved ones to cancer as well). You can’t live without encountering offensive things, the world is full of them. But being offended is a personal thing. I consider dealing with things I find offensive my own problem. At most, I’ll respectfully bring it up and see if some compromise can be reached, but demanding that something changes to cater to my sensibilities isn’t the best course of action, in my honest opinion.
I have other than verbal languages to talk between cancer patients and families. Even eyes communication between cancer patients families irl is more than enough for me.
For anyone who reads this post of mine besides vanilla, fyi, I’m not responding again to the op. I’ll mute this thread after I post this.
If something like this upsets you, OP, then it’s not up to the world to change for fear of setting you off. If you’re volatile on this topic perhaps it’s a sign you’ve still got some getting-over-it to do. Which is completely understandable, I don’t mean to detract from that in the slightest or to trivialize it.
But the onus is on you to become stronger; don’t demand that the world change to fix what offends you. Like so many have said in this thread, you can’t make anything that doesn’t offend someone.
People are tougher than this. Remember that old rhyme about sticks and stones?
Ultimately it’s a mnemonic intended to aid your memory of Japanese. In that capacity it’s done it’s job perfectly; I see nothing wrong with this mnemonic and I don’t think they should change it.
Well, you probably won‘t forget the kanji now, though
And sorry for your loss.
Oh you bet your ass they’re going to change it. They’ve caved to such demands in the past. Nowadays you gotta cover your ass or get sued.
“This is absolutely digusting please change it”
This has to be a troll.
if not, the level of narcissism it requires to feel so special and to request a change to appease one individual over countless people is laughable.
almost everyone has, most likely, dealt with a cancer experience in their life. so for you to suggest that your thoughts should mirror the thoughts of everyone of those people is ridiculous.
Your post offends me. So you should change it. (by your logic)
Whew, it’s getting a little warm in here!
The thing about being kind to people and sensitive to their problems is that it’s about them not you. It does not matter if you find it offensive in the slightest.
At the same time, removing every mnemonic that offends someone is unreasonable. There are many lovely wanikani user here with their own experiences.
Perhaps it would be a good idea for staff to instead offer a “swap” button for mnemonics that users have mentioned bothers them. The first can be hidden from only users that are bothered.
Seeing this type of opinion is very refreshing these days. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone express this thought as concisely as you just did.
I’m only on level two and I’ve already found mnemonics I don’t like, but I’m not going to ask the team to change their entire Japanese-learning program just for li’l old me.
Though I’m sure this is a recurring problem, and as others (including myself earlier) have mentioned, the best solution is likely just to add a customization feature of sorts where you can hide wanikani mnemonics (and optionally swap in your own).
@[Pep95] The mnemonic could simply be that all of your hair suddenly fell out and that’s why you’re at the doctor with a hat on. No oncological diseases would have to be referenced.
==> Bald people will be offended