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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8080 on: July 14, 2020, 11:17:16 am »
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8081 on: July 14, 2020, 12:36:47 pm »
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8082 on: July 14, 2020, 01:13:14 pm »
Don.... Potjook.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8083 on: July 14, 2020, 01:27:41 pm »
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8084 on: July 14, 2020, 01:46:35 pm »
Are new posts being delayed, or did I just somehow screw up the last thing I tried to post?

EDIT: The latter, apparently. Let's try again...

The current topic reminds me of an old American TV show with a title that would have raised some eyebrows in Korea:



Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8085 on: July 14, 2020, 02:50:47 pm »
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8086 on: July 15, 2020, 07:24:37 am »
I was studying 'sickness and injury' with my students this week, and have always been curious about '깁스' for plaster cast and thought it might be another Japanese loan word, like when people ask for a '호치키스' - stapler from the French machine gun maker in the second world war whose founder was Benjamin Berkeley Hotchkiss.  But checking now I found it comes from German as in 독일어: Gipsverband(깁스퍼반트). 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8087 on: July 15, 2020, 07:28:41 am »
I was studying 'sickness and injury' with my students this week, and have always been curious about '깁스' for plaster cast and thought it might be another Japanese loan word, like when people ask for a '호치키스' - stapler from the French machine gun maker in the second world war whose founder was Benjamin Berkeley Hotchkiss.  But checking now I found it comes from German as in 독일어: Gipsverband(깁스퍼반트). 

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Hmmm.

I'd always wondered that, too.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8088 on: July 15, 2020, 07:54:45 am »
what's up with the german loan words in korean?


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8089 on: July 15, 2020, 08:16:04 am »
what's up with the german loan words in korean?

Some of them come to Korean via Japanese. Well, at least one of them does:  Arbeit > アルバイト > 아르바이트.  It just means "work" in German, but Japanese used it to mean a part time job, and Korean adopted that usage/word.

I suppose we can't really extrapolate that any of the other German loanwords in Korean come via Japanese, but it's at least a possibility.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8090 on: July 15, 2020, 08:20:28 am »
Apparently ギプス (gipusu) means plaster/band-aid in Japanese, too, so it's possible that also came to Korean indirectly.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8091 on: July 15, 2020, 08:23:03 am »
why did the japanese start using them though?


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8092 on: July 15, 2020, 08:42:34 am »
why did the japanese start using them though?

Japan had extensive contact with Germany during the Meiji Era (late 19th / early 20th centuries). They just took the German names for new western things and concepts (especially relating to medicine and the sciences, apparently).


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8093 on: July 15, 2020, 10:04:58 am »
What do you all eat for breakfast? I feel in a rut making French toast for my daughter, but aside from cereal and ricey stuff like jumukbap — and maybe pancakes but I wouldn’t want to get in the habit of feeding her that, plus it’s almost too much work — I don’t really know how to mix it up. Oatmeal? I wonder what a “real man” breakfast would be...


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8094 on: July 15, 2020, 10:08:45 am »
What do you all eat for breakfast? I feel in a rut making French toast for my daughter, but aside from cereal and ricey stuff like jumukbap — and maybe pancakes but I wouldn’t want to get in the habit of feeding her that, plus it’s almost too much work — I don’t really know how to mix it up. Oatmeal? I wonder what a “real man” breakfast would be...

I usually have tomato on a piece of toast. Or Marmite. Or vegemite. Or an apple. Sometimes I'll fry an egg with cheese and put that on toast.

If it's a weekend and I want a nice breakfast I'll have rice and 반찬 but that's too much effort for weekdays.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8095 on: July 15, 2020, 10:09:48 am »
What do you all eat for breakfast? I feel in a rut making French toast for my daughter, but aside from cereal and ricey stuff like jumukbap — and maybe pancakes but I wouldn’t want to get in the habit of feeding her that, plus it’s almost too much work — I don’t really know how to mix it up. Oatmeal? I wonder what a “real man” breakfast would be...

I would like to comment on this particular subject as I consider breakfast to be one of the best meals of the day.

Unfortunately, I shall refrain from commenting further.

Have a pleasant day.
Haven't you got some pictures of birds to be jacking off to, son?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8096 on: July 15, 2020, 10:12:34 am »
What do you all eat for breakfast? I feel in a rut making French toast for my daughter, but aside from cereal and ricey stuff like jumukbap — and maybe pancakes but I wouldn’t want to get in the habit of feeding her that, plus it’s almost too much work — I don’t really know how to mix it up. Oatmeal? I wonder what a “real man” breakfast would be...

I'm lazy and don't have enough iron in my diet (vegetarian), so I eat Quaker Oatmeal Squares. They're kind of oatmeal, with various flavors (I eat the brown sugar ones, so they're not super healthy, but they're still oat-based and, like I said, pretty fortified with iron and vitamins and stuff). Decent prices on Coupang, rocket shipping is free over about 30,000 won.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8097 on: July 15, 2020, 10:17:36 am »
I wonder what a “real man” breakfast would be...

A massive roadkill that you instigated.  Washed down with a pint of Ballantine's whiskey, then you use a lion's mane as a serviette, while it's still attached to a live lion.   


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8098 on: July 15, 2020, 10:18:47 am »
When I was a child I had the same breakfast nearly every day - weetbix with milk and sugar.  Maybe occasionally another cereal (ricies, cornflakes or cocopops as a treat).  As an adult back  home I continued with weetbix but added a banana as well as the milk.  In Korea I had to find a substitute for weetbix and now have the same breakfast (oats) every day.  Breakfast is the meal you don't need to think about.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8099 on: July 15, 2020, 10:18:53 am »
I wonder what a “real man” breakfast would be...