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Author Topic: Name that Korean Abbreviation  (Read 1306 times)

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Re: Name that Korean Abbreviation
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2018, 10:35:17 AM »
Canadian banks went through a phase about 20 years ago where they rebranded with letters; TD, RBC, BNS, BMO... CIBC has been using initials for decades, but the rest are JCL's.

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Re: Name that Korean Abbreviation
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2018, 11:13:40 AM »
Whether it be a hagwon or a chicken shop, Korea is notorious for initialisms and acronyms that leave you scratching your head. Take a stab at deciphering some of these artless abbreviations.

A Korean once told me that you can double or triple your profits just by including english words or letters in the name of your business.

English symbolizes advancement and sophistication in the minds of Koreans.

Maybe 10 years ago. Now people are used to it.

And I wonder if it still has any effect on profits.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2018, 11:46:07 AM by donovan »

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Re: Name that Korean Abbreviation
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2018, 07:08:07 PM »
Whether it be a hagwon or a chicken shop, Korea is notorious for initialisms and acronyms that leave you scratching your head. Take a stab at deciphering some of these artless abbreviations.

A Korean once told me that you can double or triple your profits just by including english words or letters in the name of your business.

English symbolizes advancement and sophistication in the minds of Koreans.

Maybe 10 years ago. Now people are used to it.

If so then why does K-pop still follow the rule?

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Billboard Korea July 11 2018

1. Ddu-du Ddu-du   Blackpink
2. Dejavu Nu'est W
3. Travel Bol4
4. Forever Young Blackpink
5. Only one for me BTOB
6. Polaris Nu'est W
7. Bingle Bangle AOA
8. Signal Nu'est W
9. Gravity & moon Nu'est W
10. Ylenol Nu'est W
« Last Edit: July 11, 2018, 07:10:27 PM by Cyanea »
Catch my drift?

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Re: Name that Korean Abbreviation
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2018, 06:48:25 AM »
Those first two and that last one are hardly English ;D

Iíd say it still exists because they havenít found a viable alternative, so I guess in some sense itís as sophisticated as it gets.

Plus, K-pop is trying to appeal to a more Ďglobalí audience these days, although thatís funny because I imagine part of its appeal is its foreignness.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2018, 06:59:13 AM by donovan »

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Re: Name that Korean Abbreviation
« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2018, 01:47:50 PM »
Whether it be a hagwon or a chicken shop, Korea is notorious for initialisms and acronyms that leave you scratching your head. Take a stab at deciphering some of these artless abbreviations.

A Korean once told me that you can double or triple your profits just by including english words or letters in the name of your business.

English symbolizes advancement and sophistication in the minds of Koreans.

Maybe 10 years ago. Now people are used to it.

If so then why does K-pop still follow the rule?

Quote
Billboard Korea July 11 2018

1. Ddu-du Ddu-du   Blackpink
2. Dejavu Nu'est W
3. Travel Bol4
4. Forever Young Blackpink
5. Only one for me BTOB
6. Polaris Nu'est W
7. Bingle Bangle AOA
8. Signal Nu'est W
9. Gravity & moon Nu'est W
10. Ylenol Nu'est W
I think I remember hearing that they have started switching over to French-sounding names. Not actual French, mind. That could have just been a fever-dream, though. I think they have started creating new compound words to name things. Like luxtige = luxury + prestige.

I found the compound words article:
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20150722001132

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Re: Name that Korean Abbreviation
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2018, 02:11:38 PM »
I think they have started creating new compound words to name things. Like luxtige = luxury + prestige.

I found the compound words article:
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20150722001132

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