Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Let's say that, once upon a time, there was a Korean kid in an English class run by a large, fat, sweaty, middle-aged half-Korean professor. Let's say that this kid was blessed with a special superpower: the power to misunderstand, completely, every bit of English that came his way, no matter how easy and rudimentary—a classic case of backwards wiring. What grade do you think this special kid received on his midterm?

We're hoping this tale ends happily. The large, sweaty teacher is meeting the clueless student at 3PM today. For tutoring. Because it's obvious the kid's special powers arise from the fact that he has no foundations in English. None at all.

NB: ae-peu is the Konglish pronunciation of "F," hangeulized as 에프.


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