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Grumpy guy comment: Stop saying "Romanji"!!!

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A very short message to all translation agencies, "anime fans", and self-described Japanese learners out there:

Stop saying "Romanji".

The Japanese word for the Latin alphabet – the character set used in English and many other languages – is romaji (or Romaji if you like). From roma (Rome) and ji (letters/characters). Romaji. Never "Romanji". So stop it already.

(And if you're communicating in English, isn't "the Latin alphabet", or just "the alphabet", the phrase you want anyway?)

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