Today, yours truly was sat out in front of a mixed bag or SR and (mostly)JRs-without going deeply into what was going on (an informal briefing, amazing what you sometimes cover) I said the word "Japs" - and in doing that, was refering to "The Japanese Peoples". At no time did (in my opinion) say anything that could be construed as racist or offensive, however after Id said the J word for (probably) the third time there was some slightly nervous laughter among the lads.... I asked what was up, and the general reply was "Japs" could be taken as a possibly offensive word. Im not Roger Right On, but Im certainly not Alf Garnett either. Is "Japs" offensive? Everyone is so acutely sensitive these days. What else can you not say? Any top Instructors/PFS experts/2SL types out there?? Was I wrong?