Text: Theme Thursday

Getting back to this blog’s roots, roots, roots. (Is that an actual song? It keeps running through my head.)

I thought for this week’s Theme Thursday, we’d take a little stroll down Memory Lane, see what type of “text” there was to be found in Koreeeeeea. Whaddaya say, hey? (No alcohol was consumed during the writing of this post. I know it doesn’t seem possible, but it’s true.)


I don’t know… It seems a tad bit expensive, but I guess if we’re going glamping, we’d better spring for the good active wear.


Mi casa es tu casa. My pamily is your pamily.


We coulda had it aaaaaalllll, rollin’ in the deeeeeeep.


So that’s why the sandwiches are so good here.


I don’t know… seems like they might be beyond healing by the time they reach the fryer.


Hey man. So that’s your sport? It’s cool, man. It’s cool. Whatever keeps you regulated.


My favorite sign in Korea. I envision turning it into pop art for my wall someday.

Edit: I want to make it abundantly clear that all of this is shared with the utmost affection for Korea and Koreans. The number of times I butchered the Korean language is literally countless, so I have no room to mock. I sure hope I gave people a laugh with my attempts.

Speaking of pop art, my official Theme Thursday submission:


Created using the “pop art” tool on Photoshop

Let me explain the photo above a little bit.


Ignore the obvious wear and tear. These made it across and ocean, okay? They’re lucky to be alive. (These pieces were made by friends of ours as a going-away gift. They will be framed, someday.)

On the left we have a button, found on many Korean restaurant tables. The words on it say: yeo gi yo (yuh gee yo), which translate as “Over here, please.” [Pats self on back for not having forgotten all Korean yet.] You press this button when you want service, and it rings a loud bell throughout the restaurant. The server either calls to you or looks at you to see what you need and you call back (or signal) what you want, such as another bottle of soju (pictured on the right). Soju is a rice liquor that is a little too easy to drink. It goes great with Korean barbecue, and pretty much anything else.

There you have it, some Korean text, or English translations of Korean text. Head on over to Clan Donaldson for a lot more texts,

probably in English.



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  1. I laughed out loud at some of the English. I especially like the Kraze Burger–do you have a wall with a doorway to decorate? Because part of the fun is her face splitting in half I think.
    Madeline recently posted…Theme Thursday: TextMy Profile

  2. Oh my goodness, I should not have read this during breakfast! I think I injured something. Mmmm… Beer sandwiches!

  3. Awesome!! I was fascinated and entertained by this sort of thing every time I’ve been in Europe, too. :So funny! -)
    Cathy W recently posted…Theme Thursday: TextMy Profile

  4. Love the signs – thanks for the shameless plug as well – I’ll be checking it out!
    Annery recently posted…{Theme Thursday} TextMy Profile

  5. Okay, laughed and laughed and laughed, but not until Chicken Healing Time, then I couldn’t stop! The artwork is awesomely cool and I love your play on it. Why can’t I have Coffee and Spaghetti and Rice and Steak?
    Rebekah Es recently posted…Theme Thursday: TextMy Profile

  6. I love that coffee & spaghetti & rice & steak. Pretty much covers it all, doesn’t it?? These were all quite humorous, thanks for the laugh!
    Laura recently posted…Theme Thursday – TextMy Profile

  7. I love all of these so much, and most of them I get the gist of what’s being said. However, the Chicken Healing Time has got me utterly baffled. I love it.
    Cari recently posted…Theme Thursday: TextMy Profile

  8. Haha! Awesome! These were great.
    Amanda recently posted…Theme Thursday: Sleepless in the Mommyhood FAIL!My Profile


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