- This page started out as part of a series of Useful Notes on the Japanese language.
- Over time, the generic name and the lack of a clear distinction between Useful Notes and Tropes common in the early days of this wiki led to it being used as a trope for variety of ways in which English is used many types of non-English media, not just Japanese media.
- Many have argued that the description of this trope needs to reflect the current more generic, non-Japanese specific usage.
- Some consider that the information about Japan is worth preserving as a seperate Useful Notes page that fufills the original intent of this page. Others argue that there is nothing unique to the Japanese use of English that is worth noting.