so. stressful as going back to work is (only a bit-mostly just physically tiring it's mentally invigorating), a lot of the joy in my life in korea has been returned to me this week in the form of interaction with my students.
new examples of konglish:
me: what is an example of a salty food?
student: 바다 물! (SEA WATER)
me: what is an example of a crunchy food?
student: 동치미!!! (a type of white radish kimchi that is, indeed, very crunchy)
me: what is bitter? what does a bitter food taste like?
student: bitter? THAT'S MY ENGLISH HAKWON NAME!!!
me: ... PETER??? your english name is PETER!??!?!
student: ... yes... bitter
me: laughing hahaha bitter and PEter are 2 different words
p.s. those were all the same student, he was hilarious
PPT slide: TOPIC: classroom manners
me: what is "excuse me"?
students: 겨드랑이. 겨드랑이 털. (armpit. armpit hair.)
no idea why those were their first choices...