I’d like to apologize for language I used in an article I posted here this morning. It was offensive and hurtful to the community.
The article used a pejorative term for Japanese people when spoofing how people spoke during World War 2. I had never heard the term used outside of World War 2 documentaries and should have done a better job researching it. While I knew the term had a racial component (see internment camps), I believed that the term was primarily used as shorthand for the Japanese empire in World War 2 and that its use was anachronistic enough that it would be perceived as silly and not offensive. I was wrong.
Many took justifiable offense at the use of the term. My apologies and I hope you’ll forgive the oversight.
We’ll rerun the ducks article separately with just the facts so the comments will stay focused on the issue of the ducks returning to Wallingford.
Again, I’d like to extend my apologies and reiterate that I recognize how my language was hurtful.