The joy of Konglish (3): M-S 2012/07/14, Source,
By Andrew Salmon In this third of a four-part series, we continue looking at some popular Korean and/or English terms whose meanings differ from what an expatriate or foreign visitor might reasonably expect. Inverted commas ― "…" ― indicate separate entries. The fourth and final (Thank God! ― Ed) part will be published in two weeks. Makgeolli (pron: Makoli): Tasty rice brew. Usually mistranslated as "rice wine" though it is made from cereals not fruits, and is glugged, not sipped,...More
(81) Executions in the streets 2012/06/09, Source,
By Robert Neff Executions were a fairly common occurrence during the troubled period of the late Joseon era. They were generally performed outside of the city and the condemned were paraded through the streets ― tied to small sedan chairs, or tied to wooden crosses mounted on small carts ― with wooden placards describing their crimes placed around their necks or on the carts. Children hurled stones and filth at the condemned while the adults jeered and laughed at them,...More
Korean Memorial Day 2012/06/05, Source,
On June 6, we celebrate Korean Memorial Day in Korea. It is a national non-working holiday to commemorate those who sacrificed their lives for the sake of the country.
It has been a tradition in my husband's family to visit the Seoul National Cemetery (국립서울현충원), located in Dongjak-gu, every year to visit a grand uncle who died during the Korean War. The Korean War began on June 25, 1950 and it lasted three years until July 27, 1953 when a ceasefire was signed,...More
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