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The Mating Call of the Yoja Bird

December 13, 2013

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Yes, this is a very random video, but we just had to do it. It’s the first thing we notice every winter in Korea. We don’t notice the snow. We don’t notice the change into big jackets. We don’t notice how cold it is. The clearest sign that Winter is Coming is going outside and hearing Korean girls say “Choopta” or “Chuwah!” in a very cute voice, which just means “it’s cold” and/or implying “I’m cold”.

WINTERRRR

If you’re a foreigner here, you noticed it as well! Don’t lie! Or, at least, all of our friends say the same thing. It’s funny, because Soo Zee didn’t notice what we were talking about until we explained it to her, and she laughed hysterically. She admitted that yes, she too used it a lot as soon as it got cold and that it was almost more of a reaction then a word. Kindof like going “BRRRRR” and shivering when you’re cold. And then we asked our part time staffer here, DW, what he thought, and he laughed at it as well. So we figured, what the hell, let’s make this short random video! It’s DW’s first appearance on camera as well! He’s a natural. Though he had only two lines to say, over and over and over again…but he had to deal with all the looks coming at him from the people passing by. Not an easy thing to do.

Anyhow, we find this interesting because in English, we can say so many things when it’s cold. Like “It’s cold!” “It’s freezing!” “It’s frigid!” “My balls have run back up into my stomach!” “I could cut glass with my nipples” “FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU” stuff like that, but in Korean there seems to be just two things people say. It’s the same thing with describing food as delicious in Korean. It’s never “yummy” “scrumptious” “mouth watering” “mind blowing” beautiful” “amazing” it’s just variations on the word delicious 맛있는 (ma-sheet-da) with the additional “very” 아주 (ajew) tacked on if it’s really good. Martina enjoys messing with the Korean language by describing things inappropriately, such as calling delicious grilling meat “pretty”, using the word “ice” to describe her jewellery, and calling herself “fire” when she’s angry. Note to self: don’t let Martina teach you any Korean.

Errm…yep. So, that’s it for this year’s totally random, completely out of the effing blue video. Subscribe for more random tech-song driven videos about the cold! Haha! That’s a selling point right there. *shifty eyes*

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  1. Looks like the new guy’s initiation ceremony went well:)

    2 years ago
  2. haha i thought Simon was actually a girl at first!!! and whoa, new dude!!!

    ahahahahaha i noticed Koreans using that word a lot too!!!

    bwahahahahahahhahaha that remix at the end!!!! ahahahaha!!! it needs to be officially released and longer!!

    2 years ago
  3. Wow, I laughed through the entire video, the entire time. I need to remember this video so whenever I’m sad I can use it to cheer me up.
    And Hello DW! I didn’t know you guys had a new employee. I’m curious as to what he does.

    2 years ago
  4. Bahahaha I laughed so hard! Welcome DW!!

    2 years ago
  5. So…..when do we get introed to DW officially? =)

    2 years ago
  6. You DID NOT just do this…. BAHAHAAAAAAA!!! You’re crazy……. <3

    2 years ago
  7. OMG!! so true, i totaly do it now since i came to korean…^^

    2 years ago
  8. ooh, are you gonna introduce DW officially some day? :3

    2 years ago
  9. I want to make this my ringtone. Can you put up the mp3? :p

    2 years ago
  10. Just about died laughing at this. Oh my, so freaking funny. I love random videos! Also hi DW! The EYK crew has another boy! Simon must be so happy ;)

    2 years ago
  11. Funny how the thumbnail is labelled ‘open the happy’ but you guys posted this video on your main channel… A mistake or your intention? LOL

    2 years ago
  12. This is some serious underground rave potential in that. REEEEEEMIX.

    2 years ago
  13. I think it’s obligatory to say now that I definitely want to see more of DW.

    2 years ago
  14. HAHAHA that was so random! I would like to see more of these please

    2 years ago
  15. Brilliant!

    2 years ago
  16. Guys……….. i love you for this!!! hahahhahaa this is just so true!!

    2 years ago
  17. One of the first things I noticed when I started watching dramas was how limited the Korean language is in terms portraying shades of meaning. I think this is why they so often resort to metaphor and simile when discussing anything complex, deep, or philosophical.

    2 years ago
  18. …….what did i just watch

    2 years ago
  19. Was he the guy in your Gentleman parody video? :) x x x

    2 years ago
  20. You’ve been hiding a male Korean part timer!?! Another! *breaks mug*

    2 years ago
    • Another?! They were hiding one before?! Where on earth have I been???

      2 years ago
      • I’m fairly certain that’s a Thor reference xD

        2 years ago
        • Ohhhh okay! Haha I thought I had missed some serious business here :o
          Thank you for clearing that up! :D

          2 years ago
        • Hahaha, I thought the same thing before catching the Thor reference. XD So they were basically “demanding” another make Korean part timer.

          2 years ago
  21. Hahaha awesome!!!

    And welcome DW, Simon must be quite glad to have another man in the EYK crew

    2 years ago
  22. hahaha wth :)) im crying lololol

    2 years ago
  23. Oh god, almost died. Choked on my food. Ahahaha…. ack! X3

    2 years ago
    • P.S. What was the reactions like as people passed them? Some of those girls gave them the “WTF” look. I know, they be jealous, and probably territorial. Competition! :’D

      2 years ago
  24. *Stealthily retreats back into cave*

    Humans are.. strange creatures. *shiver*

    2 years ago
    • On another note, I prefer to be ultra classy when describing how cold I am. Something along the lines of blurting out:
      “I’m so cold that even my nipples have nipples” in a very serious tone.

      It makes people feel adequately uncomfortable.

      2 years ago
      • Same. I just casually mention that my balls and/or tits have frozen off / to death. I don’t have balls to freeze off though – they’re made of brass.

        2 years ago
        • Hahaha or better: when they point out that you don’t have balls just look at them really pointedly and then walk off.

          2 years ago
        • Exactly! -high five- You’re my kind of person. xD

          2 years ago
  25. hahahahhaha that was hilarious and so random!! I do normally swear when I’m cold (which it’s all the time now, it’s been a week since I last saw the sun!! there’s fog everywhere everyday) and say things like “mecagonlaputaquefríohace” or “my fingers are going to fall ooooff”

    2 years ago
  26. …. this is why i love you guys ><

    2 years ago
  27. I fear for your future children no, i really don’t. i just hope they can handle embarrassment well

    2 years ago
  28. I have tears in my eyes (⌒▽⌒)

    2 years ago
  29. a lot of free time? hahaha. this should get “post of the year” for the EYKA’s

    2 years ago
  30. HAHAHA THIS IS SO RANDOM, I LOVE IT! I WON’T EVER BE ABLE TO LISTEN TO EPIK HIGH’S
    “IT’S COLD” WITHOUT REMEMBERING THIS.

    2 years ago
    • That song was kinda “ruined” for me even before this, because every time it’s cold my head starts singing “it’s cold as f*ck” to the melody of that song. I have no idea why.

      2 years ago
  31. Nice to meet you, DW! ^_^

    2 years ago
  32. The beat at the end was funny, full version with m/v needed!

    2 years ago
    • I concur. I need a full song download of ‘Chupta-Chuwa’ dubstep song. I want to rock out in the car with this on full blast and the nasty windows rolled down.
      Plskthx S&M&SZ&L&DW
      AH NEEEEEEDS IT!

      2 years ago
  33. SO do you have a new part timer like soo zee???????

    2 years ago
  34. On a cold day I was hanging out with my Korean friend and she kept saying 추워 over and over. She said it so much, now I say it. I hate her. (I kid.)

    2 years ago
  35. Whaaaa??? Instead of trying to figure out what this was, I kept staring at the purple beanie! I see what you did there……shameless promotion. ;D

    2 years ago
  36. That’s some really good camouflage you got there, Mustache Martina :D

    2 years ago
  37. ahahahaa! :D Same in Japan, girls saying “samui~” or “samu!” all the time. Everytime they open the door to go out at the university they say that. lol

    2 years ago
    • And of course, in the summer “atsui” is used as a conversation starter, a complaint or a greeting :)

      2 years ago
    • *lol* I do that too…Only I am European and people look confused if and when they hear me. They have no idea…

      2 years ago
    • except girls here prance around in tiny shorts even when it’s snowing, so i guess the “samui” reaction is normal… lol.

      2 years ago
  38. I should not be laughing so hard. Also hi DW, welcome to the EYK crew! I hope you’ll end up use to the craziness that comes with this place or at least tolerate it. Also will we be getting a video about him like we did with Soo Zee and Leigh?

    And I was thinking what you guys wrote before I even read the whole thing. Though I do say cold a lot when it’s cold along with other words that can’t be said here with kiddies. But you’re right, English tends to have more words to describe something compared to some other languages.

    2 years ago
  39. LOL I feel 2nd hand embarrassment from this video (don’t worry, it’s a good kind of embarrassment). Simon you really fooled me for about 30 seconds. And also, (because I know the girls want to know this anyway) who’s that guy you roped in? Is this the web developer you were seeking out??

    2 years ago
  40. ah wth? so random XD

    2 years ago