The following is an extreme case of an unintended insult/giant misunderstanding which is completely true.
The Japanese word for “bitter” (taste) is “nigai”. Many Japanese adjectives end in “i”, for example ayashii (suspicious), kewashii (steep), osoi (late) and so on. In spoken language, the i is sometimes dropped to show exaggeration. Sometimes it is replaced with an “e” (for example: takai = expensive, take = really fucking expensive), other times it is omitted entirely. The language lesson probably bored the hell out of you, but it’s necessary for the story.
A Japanese baseball player, from the Hiroshima Carp I believe, walked into an American Starbucks. He ordered a black coffee with a teammate and sat down next to a table of two black guys. Presumably he had never been to a Japanese Starbucks and this was his first time with their coffee.
He takes one sip, and loudly announces “BLACK NIGA!!”.
One of the gentlemen at the table next to him took severe offence to this and punched him in the face.
This is a true story. [/quote]
Ok, first I lol’d at “Hiroshima Carp”
Then, I REALLY LOL’D at the rest of the story…