Tuesday, January 10, 2006

whew, you went over the line with this one, guy

ok so i have this theory about the countless konglish sayings i encounter on a daily basis here in korea. everywhere i go, from pencil cases to t-shirts to food products, i discover yet another english sentence that doesn't make sense in the slightest. i swear there must be some pot-bellied middle-aged waygookin that sits at a computer all day chain-smoking cigarettes who was hired to create "english" slogans for all companies korean. little do these companies know that their "trusty" native-english speaker is getting a good laugh with everything he gets away with.

but i thought i'd share this picture with you, which proves this guy has gone a step too far with his jokes. it has been stirring up a bit of interest in the news lately (and passed around and chuckled at quite a bit by the foreigners here):



as it turns out, if you do an image search on google , this is the first picture that comes up. so rumor has it that some schmo working for naver, a very popular korean newssource (think yahoo equivalent) put this picture up along with a news article (i presume about krispy kreme, but it's in korean)- maybe they just did a web search for a krispy kreme logo and this is the first thing they found and didn't know what it was, seeing how they speak korean and not english. i would link you to the original picture and article, but someone finally caught the mistake and replaced with a g-rated krispy kreme picture. but i still count my lucky stars that i got to see this picture when it was actually on the site. anyway, this is the revised article, and a little less shocking than the original:

http://news.naver.com/news/read.php?mode=LSD&office_id=018&article_id=0000344977§ion_id=101&menu_id=101

with that, i'm out. maybe i'll go get a krispy kreme.

2 comments:

Sissy said...

Huh, don't think I've ever eaten a doughnut that was THAT good - not even a krispy kreme (and they are GOOOOOD).....

ambie said...

Tanyie...do you remember me? I'm that girl out in Texas who hollars and works at Hooters for a living! I cannot believe I figured out how to work this thang.

Oh yeah - Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Birthday to my little sissy! I have a birthday card for you (which I got before your birthday) but I liked it so much that I thought I would keep it in my house a little longer. I am also giving it courage everyday it stayes in my apartment so it can make it all the way to Korea! He He. No - really I am sorry about not having sent it to you already. I have no idea how much I money I will need to send it to you but I know that I will need some which is an issue right this very second - luckily I get paid tonight and Irie will be getting his first pay check next week which will be nice. So long story short - you'll have it soon!

Your dog is sooooo cuuuute! I can't wait to see him in person. That one picture of him pulling the Jenga piece out is hilarious. I don't have too much time right now but I will be sure to write soon. I miss you Tanya and I love you!

Ambie