Japanglish is quasi-language almost exclusively used by the most clueless of the wapanese, consisting of both English and Japanese words being used in the sentence. This is usually as a result of the said wapanese person trying very hard to be as Japanese as possible by speaking the language, but since s/he only knows very basic vocabulary and sentence structure, english words are also used. English sentence structure dominates despite this. It is uncommon to see japanese words other than "watashi", "kimi", "neko", "baka", "kawaii", and a few other such fandom-oriented words actually used. Pronounciation of these words may range from being absolutely wrong in a clueless, to absolutely wrong though still conceited, to more accurate than common Japanese speech and pretentious as possible about it. Commonly used by self-proclaimed "otaku" as well. Often accompanied by "anime smileys" such as ^_^ and XD.
Japanglish sometimes also refers to a pseudo-language used in learning Japanese; this is rare in internet culture.
"OMG! Neko-san is sooooo baka XD"
- Probably someone
"That's so kawaii!!!"
- Gwen Stefani
Almost all wapanese forum speech uses some form of Japanglish.
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