Oh, Konglish

Oh, “Konglish.” They try so hard, bless them.

Truth is, they probably don’t. I compared this one time with a Korean friend to when westerners get tattoos with some kind of foreign language to show how hard they are. Will it really matter if the Korean characters are a little off when you’re showing it off in, say, New Jersey? Think about it: dark and dork might be worlds apart in meaning, but in terms of them visually, they’re not so distant, are they? Exactly.

Here is a selection I got just in casual shooting over the last several months, including a few just taken during a weekend trip to visit friends up in Andong. Mind you, not all is pure Konglish–some is just silly, some is just copyright infringement. There will certainly be more to come should I actually make an effort.

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Taste and enjoy your happy time.
When one exclamation point just won't do.
When one exclamation point just won’t do.
You'll be laughing the whole time.
You’ll be laughing the whole time.

 

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This Baskin Robins was voted “Best Clean” in 2012. Free cones all around!
If you are not satisfied, be sure to get a refunddment.
If you are not satisfied, be sure to get a refunddment.
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Pama

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Drugs are illegal in Korea,  so I assume this is referring to cilantro.
Drugs are illegal in Korea, so I assume this is referring to cilantro.

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These are inferior to those "two star" ones, obviously.
These are inferior to those “two star” ones, obviously.
Obviously superior in every way.
Obviously superior in every way.

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The world best coffee.
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I wonder what A.P.T. stands for? Something important and “star classy.”

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We'll make you are special.
We’ll make you are special.
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