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Old 07-23-2016, 04:41 PM
 
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Does anyone know the origin of the street name? It is disturbing to me since I am part Japanese. I was browsing homes in the Plant City Florida area and houses on this street were for sale.
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Old 07-23-2016, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Not the end of the Earth, but I can see it from here
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Does anyone know the origin of the street name? It is disturbing to me since I am part Japanese. I was browsing homes in the Plant City Florida area and houses on this street were for sale.
Many of the streets in Plant City are named after the surname of local farmers or notable historical figures from the immediate area. As a result, they don't have a lot of context to someone from outside the area.

RM
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Old 07-23-2016, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Jupiter, FL
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Does anyone know the origin of the street name? It is disturbing to me since I am part Japanese.
J a p is short for Japanese, because it is the first three letters in the word. It is not offensive.
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Old 07-23-2016, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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J a p is short for Japanese, because it is the first three letters in the word. It is not offensive.
That depends on who you ask.
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Old 07-23-2016, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl
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That depends on who you ask.
No, no, no... That one poster is an expert in what people are allowed to be offended about. If you ever find yourself wondering if you're allowed to be offended or not, you'll have to ask for their permission.
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Old 07-23-2016, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Jupiter, FL
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No, no, no... That one poster is an expert in what people are allowed to be offended about. If you ever find yourself wondering if you're allowed to be offended or not, you'll have to ask for their permission.
That's a pretty good description of the cultural environment which leads to threads like this one.
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Old 07-24-2016, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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Does anyone know the origin of the street name? It is disturbing to me since I am part Japanese. I was browsing homes in the Plant City Florida area and houses on this street were for sale.

Probably not what you're thinking;



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Plant City has been around a long time ( mid 1800s ) and the above explanation seems more likely than a slur against Japanese.
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Old 07-24-2016, 06:56 AM
 
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Many of the streets in Plant City are named after the surname of local farmers or notable historical figures from the immediate area. As a result, they don't have a lot of context to someone from outside the area.

RM
As I stated previously. Having worked in the area, I was surprised at all the streets named for the locals.

RM
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Old 07-24-2016, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Lake Grove
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If it were WOPtucker, or YIDtucker, I'd laugh. Don't be so sensitive...

If the sign said "Vagina-Crossways", then you'd have a point....
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Old 07-24-2016, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Jupiter, FL
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If it were WOPtucker, or YIDtucker, I'd laugh. Don't be so sensitive...

If the sign said "Vagina-Crossways", then you'd have a point....
lol
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