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TL;DR – Funny Stories from Korea

May 20, 2011

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Welcome to the first edition of Eatyourkimchi’s TL;DR Thursdays, where we answer your top rated questions in video format. The #1 question at the time of our recording was courtesy of dahiladreams, from Georgia,USA, who asked: “Funniest moment ever while you were in S.Korea?”

We’ve had tons of reasons to laugh here in Korea, but much of the time it’s because of a failure in communication. Sure, the language barrier is frustrating when we’re trying to get something from someone (FYI, house hunting sucks if you can’t speak Korean or don’t have a realtor who speaks your language), but sometimes it can provide great laughs.

Anyhow, the pepper spray explanation is by far our favorite mistranslation story, but there’s another one that we cut out of the video: bonus story for our readers yay! So here’s the deal: Simon was teaching a Christmas lesson and his students were doing a puzzle. One of the questions was very difficult and stumped the majority of them. When it was time to go over the answers, he prefaced that question with “time for the easy one!” He thought it was clever. The whole class starts laughing. Even the co-teacher is laughing, slapping her thighs laughing. They all then point to one girl in the class. Now, she isn’t the best student in the class. She’s the only one with makeup on, and she’s got circle lenses and a perm as well. All of the students point to her and say “she is the easy one!” Even the co-teacher called her the easy one. WTF?!?! Now, back when we were in school, we knew that there were some girls that were more floozy than others and got around a lot more, but never would a teacher laugh and call her the easy one. So, when asked for a bit more clarification, the co-teacher said “that is her name. Ee Ji-Wuan.”

Simon burst out into laughter then, a lot louder than everyone else. Oh, poor girl. We don’t know what her name means in Korean, but let’s hope she goes by a different name in English. Hilarious! In a similar vein, we know someone who is a gym teacher, and his name is Chun Ki-Beum. Sounds like Chunky Bum. How inappropriate…for a gym teacher! Anyhow, if you’ve got any funny stories we’d love to hear them. Please do share! We could use a good laugh :D

So that’s it for this week. If there’s a topic you’d like us to talk about, please ask away over on our bonus page, linked here. Also try voting some of the questions up and down, so we can get a better sense of what you all would like us to talk about. Also, this is probably the last video you’ll ever see from our kitchen, since we’re moving into our new place on Wednesday. Huzzah! We’ll be staying in Bucheon, and we’ll for sure make a video of our new place once we’ve got everything in order :D

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  1.  Can i ask questions here?, c´uz…i dont hae a youtube chanel T.T…

    6 years ago
  2.  WOOOOWWWW YEAAAAA SAPNISH SUUBBBBSS!!!!  lol realy this make me so happy TwT, hehe….Poor Spudgy…you guys separated from his Juliete lol….love your animation guys!!!!! 

    6 years ago
  3.  omg, spudgy!! LMAO LMAO!!

    6 years ago
  4. LOL Spudgy, naughty dog ^^
    Good luck with your moving, hope everything goes well.

    6 years ago
  5. Hahaha so good!
    Once I was hanging out with some japanese girls and I wanted to say that one of them looked cute. But after I told her she was kawai-sou, they all dropped their jaws and gave me shocked looks. Turns out I told her she was pitiful… Ooops.
    But that’s nothing compared to Simon’s mistake xD

    Good luck with moving! I look forward to more vids for TL;DR =D

    6 years ago
  6.  LMAO.Spudgy is damn hilarious.

    6 years ago
  7. Oh Spudgy :D And I love the little cartoon of Spudgy! It’s so cute!! It’s got the tooth and everything too!! Hahaha, love it!

    6 years ago
  8.  Wow! I didn’t know spudgy had it in him. Both stories are hilarious!

    6 years ago
  9. LMAO!!!! Your little cartoons are EPIC!!!! LOL!!!

    6 years ago
  10. Zoe

    lol spudgy’s the man 

    6 years ago
  11. I was left in an awkward scilence… 

    6 years ago
  12. Hell! I never know Spudgy could hit it off…much less with stuff toys!   Seems like my opinion of your dog has just went up a notch! I’d give a million won to have seen that one! LOL. This segment is a success!

    6 years ago
  13.  Hope you guys find a great place in SK….<=== by that I mean *Stay in Korean. I really like your vids lol*

    6 years ago
  14.  gochu…. classic

    6 years ago
  15.  I can’t stop cracking up when I say Chun Ki-Beum hahahaha you both are too funny xD

    6 years ago
  16.      Ah I love how you guys have designated areas for different segements of your videos. What will happen when you get a new place? 0:
         (You guys make such a small apt seem SO large)

         Also, wow Martina your eyes look absolutely amazing when you put eyeliner like that, and apparenlty you are a great marketing device for BB cream because your face looks flawless and now my family that watches your videos wants to buy some!

         Thank you guys for all the funny videos, we viewers can be so demanding and needy and yet you guys always are there to please our korean video needs. =D

    6 years ago
  17. That drawing and animation stuff must’ve taken forever.  Major props.

    6 years ago
  18.  BWAHAHAHA!!!! LOVE the spudgy animation!!!! SOOOO funny!!! it reminds me of the 30-second bunnies. (also enjoy the green hue around his bum area…where there’s still a green hue IRL.)
    martina, your eyes look GORGEOUS today!!! *jealous*

    6 years ago
  19.  LMAOOO more like perverted moments..

    6 years ago
  20.  hahaha that was hilarious~!!! 

    6 years ago
  21. i’ll never say pepper in Korea xD gochu kkkkkk

    6 years ago
  22. Hahahahaha OMG Simons story was HILARIOUS!
     

    6 years ago
  23.  Oh my god… poor girl XDD

    6 years ago
  24. The Spudgy story is sooooo funny! and the easy-one too!

    and do more than one question in the video pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    6 years ago
  25. Haha how funny! XD I can’t wait to see your new place.>< Btw, pepper in pepper spray is actually refering to 후추(HuChu). 

    6 years ago
  26.  this was simply hilarious <3 <3 <3 looking forward to more TL;DR thursdays!

    6 years ago
  27. The Spudgy story was hillarious…an the Gochu one…lol

    6 years ago
  28. Aoi

     This was so funny! Thank you for sharing haha.

    6 years ago
  29. I will never look at Spudgy the same way again. Way to go, guys. That was freaking HILARIOUS! xD

    6 years ago
  30. Can you make like 3 questions per video??? DANG IT’S TOO SHORT for one question! >< I WANT MOREEE!!

    6 years ago
    • We were thinking about it, but the videos would be just too long.  Better to keep em short and sweet :D 

      6 years ago
  31.  My computer is slow so I can only watch like 10 seconds at a time :( so whilst I’m waiting for it to load I thought I should say, WOW! The intro animation is awesome :’) I really like the typography :D great job!

    6 years ago
  32. LOLOLOLOL!!! spudgy is a naughty dog xD

    6 years ago
  33.  lol at the spudgy humping the url

    6 years ago
  34. pepper sprays, i will not be able to own one now, lol. the chunky bum one was pretty good, but spudgy tops it. :)

    6 years ago
  35. you dirty doggy!!! Love you guys!! 

    6 years ago
  36. I will never look at peppers the same way again!  And I’m also wondering what that implies about the korean male’s anatomy…. i’m just sayin.   Come on – you know you were thinking it.

    6 years ago
  37. Hahaha what funny stories there are !
    I know your videos so well than I predicted when Martina or Simon was going to say “awkward” :p

    6 years ago
  38.  that is super funny~!!!! omg … LOL 
    LOL for serious~!!

    6 years ago
  39. THIS MAKES ME WANT TO GO TO KOREA A.S.A.P.!!!! :DD

    6 years ago
  40. I snorted with laughter for the first time ever. Awkwarrrrrrd.

    6 years ago