Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Language: "Fighting!!"

Ever take for granted the way you talk, until someone you're talking to says "What the crap did you just say......??????"

Over here, I guess the thing that I constantly have to scratch my ass about, and have a good laugh~ is when someone pulls off Konglish on me.

Korean + English = Konglish.

One of the more popular words/phrases among younger people is the term "FIGHTING".

What it really means is "You can do it", "Be strong" or simply...... "Be happy". Since there is no distinction between F and P in the Korean alphabet "ㅍ", they pronounce it as pa-ee-ting (파이팅). Sometimes, it could even sound like whi-ting, depending on the local accent.

On the weekend, a lady friend RK was out late with us at Elvis, and it sorta got her into trouble. Regardless of whether she's in her late twenties (ehem~), she still has a 12am curfew on weekends.

Anyway, we chatted the next morning on MSN to see what the deal was, and I guess she really needed the encouragement......


At September 08, 2005 1:58 PM, Anonymous fergus said...

no way. i'm so gonna start using this with my koreaphilic friends. and there are a few of them too!

At September 08, 2005 2:21 PM, Blogger Kurios1978 said...

More coming Fergus...... just you see. You'll have a laugh! ;)

At September 09, 2005 12:31 AM, Anonymous Rikyoung said...

really enjoyed reading through the FIGHTING story.....
u r very good at drawing n telling stories....


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