씨름 스타일
What could be more Korean than using the perceive national anthem as an ode to this traditional sport? 뚱뚱한 놈 밑에 마른 놈 아파 아파 지금 평면 놈 ... 오빤 씨름 스타일!
Too hot to handle
If you walk the streets of downtown Seoul on a working day - that is: any day - chances are that you will see units of the Korean Working Forces marching on their way from a coffee shop to their office buildings, take-out coffee cup in hand. The coffee culture has taken Korea by storm, and ...
What the heck?
The ongoing nuclear threat from "the North" is not supported by most of the international community, but it does in a weird way benefit from the conciseness of the Korean language. It is only the prefix "핵" that can turn anything into something nuclear, and in many occasions the resulting words sound cute, at least ...
Playing Word Snake
A common Korean word game is creating "snakes" of words, where the last syllable of one word must coincide with the first syllable of the next. The Korean language is of course extremely well suited for this game. Apart from an amusing pastime you can play with friends, this game is also a great vocabulary ...
A moving tongue twister
Fascinated as always by the economy of the Korean language, I thought up another nonsentence. Try and pronounce it fast. 운 웃음의 움직임은 음수와 음식이 움직이고 우리의 우식의 세균 울려 줬 었요*. "The movement of our lucky laughter makes the drinks and the food move and the germs of our caries cry." Edited by a Korean native ...