Saturday, June 30, 2012

Did You Know? (3)

Did you know that I recently found out that the word that is consistently translated as raccoon in Korean is actually referring to a raccoon dog which is a completely different animal (though, admittedly similar in appearance)?

File:Tanuki01 960.jpg    File:Raccoon (Procyon lotor) 1.jpg

Did you know that Koreans use scissors as a common utensil with dinner (quite useful)?


Did you know that the Korean language has a "P" (ㅍ) and a "B" (ㅂ) sound, but they are used differently at different places in the syllable?

Did you know because of this Korean English students sometimes say, "I like to eat crap" (crab)?

File:Gecarcinus quadratus (Nosara).jpg    Note: the other appropriate picture...not provided.

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