Monday, 13 July 2009

You old Whitey

Here is a bit of Korean to get you through the week. After a bit of weird and broken English, one of my students managed to get the point across that White Person = Hundred Person. What?!

It turns out that this is a play of words. A word for “white” is 백인(baek-in), but (baek) can mean “100” and (in) is a word for “person”

There you have it. Wasn’t that fun?

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