Stereotype map, the world according to Americans

You know how in English you can take pretty much any noun and make it a verbderivation for the cunning linguists out thereby adding to to the front? For example, how the search engine Google has become to google, as in, “Why the hell are you asking me? Go google it, you twit!”

Well, you can do the same thing in Japanese by adding –ru or a handful of other suffixes to the end of a word, and some Japanese net users recently had some fun with this by turning country names into some very non-PC verbs.

Have a look at our geopolitical dictionary and see how your country fared.

The following are based on the Japanese pronunciation of countries’ names and were thought up by net users here in Japan. RocketNews24 accepts no responsibility for how badly your country comes off in this list ;-)

Roshiaru: to Russia, to assassinate a political opponent or to consign something to the darkness of oblivion

When I catch the jerk who peed in my coffee, I am going to Russia him good!

Porutugaru: to Portugal, to achieve hegemony, only to have it immediately snatched away by another country

I played that damn game all weekend to get the high score, only to have Jeremy Portugal me five minutes later.

Amerikaru: to America, to claim someone else’s stuff as yours

Hey, don’t even think about Americaing my last piece of pizza.

▼ “Dude, could you not come into my home and Amerika all my food?!”

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Rukusenberuku: to Luxembourg, to get smaller

Wow, the cold really does Luxembourg a guy…

Itariaru: to Italy, to catcall a woman

Man, I can’t even walk down the street to buy milk without getting Italied around here.

Shingaporu: to Singapore, to fine someone

I got Singapored for illegal parking.

▼ Seriously!? This is my third Singaporing this week…

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Kitachosenru: to North Korea, to act like a prepubescent boy holding a knife and shouting, “Piss me off and you don’t know what I’ll do!”

Don’t pay any attention to John, he’s just North Koreaing. He’s not actually going to do anything.

Kyubaru: to Cuba, to make America angry, see also Benezueraru (to Venezuela)

Their foreign policy is pretty much Cubaing right now.

Offended? Think these definitions are on the nose? Got a great country verb you want to share? Tell us in the comments, Rocketeers!

Images: GAPSY030Uncle Tony’s NY Pizza, Park It NYC
Source: Kinisoku