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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Pronunciation

south korean mispronunciation

8 comments:

  1. Hahaha this is spot on. I've been here for 16 months and ordering food is still a surprise.

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    1. In Korea? Very interesting. Good thing the cold noodle soup is delicious!

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  2. Um, cold noodle soup in Korean is naengmyun.
    Regardless, bap also means food so it's kinda like he said fish food. Haha. Lol

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    1. I did not know that. This comic comes directly from my experience, so I must have said that! Great.

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    2. It makes sense that you'd get cold noodles, since 生鮮 (saengseon) sounds very similar to 冷麵 (naengmyeon). But why the other guy got fried squid snouts is beyond me...

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  3. Haha, this comic reminds of a story of a South Korean taxi driver, who had one American passanger who asked the driver to take him to 'under apple(pronounced like 'mit-eh sa-gwa'),' when the true destination was US embassy(pronounced like 'mi deh-sa-gwan').

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  4. You know what would be funny, you're actually ordering correctly but restaurants there just like to mess around with tourists giving them random orders :p

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    1. That sounds like a hilarious but awful business strategy

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