Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Shit Koreans Say ... about the West.

Sometimes Korean's will make comments about Western culture or life which are meant to show their knowledge of it but actually shows how little they really know.

I remember reading a Letter to the Editor in the Korea Times, Worst in the Nation, around the time of the Mad Cow BS. It was written by a bizzy ditch named Kim Jin-Hyun in reply to a previous letter. Among the nuggets of stupidity in her letter was the following;

Now I ask Mr. Jackson how much he knows about Korean culture. I know most Americans eat only steak, but Koreans eat most parts of a cow.

Most Americans only eat steak? Really? She KNOWS that most Americans only eat steak? She then went on to say in Korea cows are part of the family and a sacrificial food. In the end she looked like she didn't know American OR Korean culture.

The following was written by one of the regulars on Marmot's Hole, YuNa. She was referring to the picture of the naked idiots at the baseball game. It made me think of Ms. Kim's letter to the editor.

It’s not so bad..they look like they are having a good time, and it’s just part of their (probably Anglo-Saxon) culture and heritage.

While I hope she was trying to be funny I am not so sure it was meant in jest. It just comes off as a stupid thing to say when talking about that kind of behaviour. It makes it look like she really knows nothing about Western culture. If she did she would know that behaviour, in the West, would have landed the people with at LEAST a Public Indecency charge.

Nothing like showing your ass when trying to make yourself look knowledgeable.


  1. I just came from reading what you wrote about 'blood money'. I was linked to it from 'Ask A Korean!', which has a very informative article about the practice written by a law professional. Then I read this post. The headline (and the last line) is rather ironic.

  2. Yes he was informative, to a point, and dismissive. He ignored the reality of how blood money is used/applied in South Korea.

  3. And I have the same disdain for foreigners who claim to know all about Korean culture as I do for the aforementioned Koreans and other Cultures.