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Konglish "slang" (?) that you love.
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trott



Joined: 24 Sep 2009

PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:21 am    Post subject: Konglish "slang" (?) that you love. Reply with quote

Two things that my students say that I absolutely adore are:

"Same" as in "this one, this one - same". Or if someone says "I blahblahblah and I feel like blahblahblah", instead of saying "yeah, me too!" just nodding and saying "same. same."

&

"Just" as in

Q: How do you feel about _______ (anything)?
A: Just.

Conceptually I totally get it, but on paper it's a little harder to piece out - is it sort for "just a little"? Hmmm...
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Gibberish



Joined: 29 Aug 2009

PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Same same" is a horrible phrase that we must actively strive to remove from the Konglish lexicon as teachers. I tell people when I hear it to never, ever use that phrase.
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MattAwesome



Joined: 30 Jun 2008

PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

they use it a lot in thailand. even the waygooks used it. it bothers me too. just like "so so"
maybe its the repetition i dont like. right right?
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robot



Joined: 07 Mar 2006

PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh, to be a newbie again!
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warren pease



Joined: 12 May 2008

PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gibberish wrote:
"Same same" is a horrible phrase that we must actively strive to remove from the Konglish lexicon as teachers. I tell people when I hear it to never, ever use that phrase.


I like SAME SAME. And, honestly, I love the idea that our language can evolve and grow from its influence on various cultures.

For the rest of my life FIGHTING! will always mean LET'S DO IT
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blackjack



Joined: 04 Jan 2006
Location: anyang

PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gibberish wrote:
"Same same" is a horrible phrase that we must actively strive to remove from the Konglish lexicon as teachers. I tell people when I hear it to never, ever use that phrase.


same same is not konglish, it is used in England, NZ and australia? plus similar expressions exist in europe
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Dev



Joined: 18 Apr 2006

PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Their overuse of the word "best" is funny.
Of course the sellers in the market always say "best price".

But what made me laugh was to see many taxis with signs that say "Best Driver". Since only 1 driver can be called "the best", I thought "Wow, that guy sure gets around. It's like the 7th time I've seen him today." Laughing
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Gibberish



Joined: 29 Aug 2009

PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Warren I believe you mean "HWAITING" and not "FIGHTING"

Two very, very different things.
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warren pease



Joined: 12 May 2008

PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gibberish wrote:
Warren I believe you mean "HWAITING" and not "FIGHTING"

Two very, very different things.


hwaiting is just the korean pronunciation of the english work fighting. The word IS fighting.
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Gibberish



Joined: 29 Aug 2009

PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, but you lose all the sparkling Korean feeling if you don't say "HWAITING"
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Drew345



Joined: 24 May 2005

PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think "working late" is Konglish for "going out drinking with my co-workers".
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doggyji



Joined: 21 Feb 2006
Location: Toronto - Hamilton - Vineland - St. Catherines

PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there anybody who can tolerate or justify this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muG8RpMi6bw

"If you wanna pretty, every wanna pretty". Shocked

Nicole from the States somehow agreed to sing that atrocious Konglish part. Poetic license? Laughing
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morrisonhotel



Joined: 18 Jul 2009
Location: Gyeonggi-do

PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

blackjack wrote:
Gibberish wrote:
"Same same" is a horrible phrase that we must actively strive to remove from the Konglish lexicon as teachers. I tell people when I hear it to never, ever use that phrase.


same same is not konglish, it is used in England, NZ and australia? plus similar expressions exist in europe


Really? I lived in England for like 5/6years and I can't ever recall anyone using that phrase.
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Draz



Joined: 27 Jun 2007
Location: Land of Morning Clam

PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Konglish that you LOVE? Where is the Konglish that you hate thread?

I want PICNIC eradicated from the Korean consciousness. It's the worst because they are almost using it correctly. You need food for a picnic oh my god. THAT'S THE WHOLE POINT. It's not the same as "day trip"!!
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mateomiguel



Joined: 16 May 2005

PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A "pension." That's some place where you go overnight with your coworkers to drink even more than you usually do. Not someplace where old people live on their pensions from the government after retiring. Going to a pension is like saying that you're going to retire just for the weekend, to me. Sounds funny.
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