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  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4618

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8420 on: July 05, 2018, 10:35:33 am »
is it in the contract that you have to attend? just make an excuse, say you can't go


  • JVPrice
  • Expert Waygook

    • 838

    • August 29, 2017, 10:26:13 am
    • Gimhae, South Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8421 on: July 09, 2018, 11:31:43 am »
Finally time for the big hospital visit that 1.5 months of clinic visits (all of which only prescribed medicine like it was a guessing game) has led to.

- Go to the suggested hospital last weekend, only to be told the kind of doctor I need isn't in that day. Gotta go to the other hospital on the other side of town.
- Get there and get put on intensive care. Get several shots and other procedures done over the course of three hours. I'm told to come back in a week.
- Go today, and the doctor tells me he'll prescribe medicine ( :huh: ) and to come back in a week.
- The nurse tells me to go to the pharmacy. I go to the one across the hall. The pharmacist says I have to pay for the meds at the office. I go back to the office. She says I have to pay at the pharmacy. I go back. The pharmacist tells me to use the random machine the nurse never mentioned to pay for the medication. He also tells me that I have to go to a different pharmacy to get the meds (Crazy that a major hospital doesn't carry everything  :undecided:).
- I go back to my neighborhood (in the pouring rain) and go to my usual pharmacy. They don't carry the medicine and tell me to go to the pharmacy on the 1st floor of the building. I go down there, and they don't have it either. They tell me to go to another clinic a few blocks away. I go there and finally get the medicine (is there like a specific place for specific types of medicines????  :-[).
- After all that is said and done, I still had to walk to school today in the rain.

TLDR - Korea has given me the worst medical experience of my entire life. Some of it can be attributed to miscommunication sure, but this is absurd. It's a good thing it's so much cheaper than back home.
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  • JNM
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5056

    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Cairo, Egypt (formerly Seoul)
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8422 on: July 09, 2018, 12:00:16 pm »
Finally time for the big hospital visit that 1.5 months of clinic visits (all of which only prescribed medicine like it was a guessing game) has led to.

- Go to the suggested hospital last weekend, only to be told the kind of doctor I need isn't in that day. Gotta go to the other hospital on the other side of town.
- Get there and get put on intensive care. Get several shots and other procedures done over the course of three hours. I'm told to come back in a week.
- Go today, and the doctor tells me he'll prescribe medicine ( :huh: ) and to come back in a week.
- The nurse tells me to go to the pharmacy. I go to the one across the hall. The pharmacist says I have to pay for the meds at the office. I go back to the office. She says I have to pay at the pharmacy. I go back. The pharmacist tells me to use the random machine the nurse never mentioned to pay for the medication. He also tells me that I have to go to a different pharmacy to get the meds (Crazy that a major hospital doesn't carry everything  :undecided:).
- I go back to my neighborhood (in the pouring rain) and go to my usual pharmacy. They don't carry the medicine and tell me to go to the pharmacy on the 1st floor of the building. I go down there, and they don't have it either. They tell me to go to another clinic a few blocks away. I go there and finally get the medicine (is there like a specific place for specific types of medicines????  :-[).
- After all that is said and done, I still had to walk to school today in the rain.

TLDR - Korea has given me the worst medical experience of my entire life. Some of it can be attributed to miscommunication sure, but this is absurd. It's a good thing it's so much cheaper than back home.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JtEkUmYecnk


  • JVPrice
  • Expert Waygook

    • 838

    • August 29, 2017, 10:26:13 am
    • Gimhae, South Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8423 on: July 09, 2018, 12:20:49 pm »
^ That's more accurate than you might think
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  • JVPrice
  • Expert Waygook

    • 838

    • August 29, 2017, 10:26:13 am
    • Gimhae, South Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8424 on: July 11, 2018, 10:21:57 am »
I just don't get it. My CT is aware of my ongoing medical issue. I had to come into school even after my visit to the hospital on Monday. She asks me if I can change the time of my next appointment, even though the time slots weren't flexible at all. And now she wants me to change it from 9:30 next Monday to 11:30, that way I can teach one class 1st period (only showing a movie, mind you) and then be off to the hospital across town.

Just let me rest dammit  :cry:

Don't try to ****** lecture me that the word "panties" is most appropriately used to refer to all underwear. If that's how you want to use it in Korea, fine, I'm not going to argue with you, but don't try to tell the rest of the English-speaking world how they should use their own gawddamn word. INCLUDING HOW IT SHOULD BE PRONOUNCED WTFUCKITYFUCKFUCK

Me: This is a hot dog. *Shows the American style hot dog*
Student: No teacher. THIS is hot dog. *Shows the Korean hot dog which is a glorified corn dog*

I feel ya Chinguetti...
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8425 on: July 11, 2018, 10:26:28 am »
a glorified corn dog*

and this is a glorious corn dog



  • Savant
  • The Legend

    • 3369

    • April 07, 2012, 11:35:31 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8426 on: July 11, 2018, 10:30:57 am »
a glorified corn dog*

and this is a glorious corn dog



Heart disease on a stick.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8427 on: July 11, 2018, 10:35:47 am »
a glorified corn dog*

and this is a glorious corn dog



Heart disease on a stick.

Not complete without the sugar.



  • JNM
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5056

    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Cairo, Egypt (formerly Seoul)
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8428 on: July 11, 2018, 10:36:24 am »
a glorified corn dog*

and this is a glorious corn dog



Heart disease on a stick.

Adding corn to something never helps.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8429 on: July 11, 2018, 11:06:07 am »

Don't try to ****** lecture me that the word "panties" is most appropriately used to refer to all underwear. If that's how you want to use it in Korea, fine, I'm not going to argue with you, but don't try to tell the rest of the English-speaking world how they should use their own gawddamn word. INCLUDING HOW IT SHOULD BE PRONOUNCED WTFUCKITYFUCKFUCK

I might have some sympathy for this if not for the west, and especially America's record of utterly butchering everything. We take words from around the world and change their meaning in English, then insist the rest of the world that they learn it that way.

English teacher to Italian students: "You're saying it wrong. It's Rome, not Roma."  :rolleyes:

This is part of the joy of cross-cultural language exchange- stuff like this happens and we get some interesting and amusing results. Lighten up.


  • zola
  • The Legend

    • 2917

    • September 30, 2012, 06:56:11 am
    • Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8430 on: July 11, 2018, 11:14:06 am »

Don't try to ****** lecture me that the word "panties" is most appropriately used to refer to all underwear. If that's how you want to use it in Korea, fine, I'm not going to argue with you, but don't try to tell the rest of the English-speaking world how they should use their own gawddamn word. INCLUDING HOW IT SHOULD BE PRONOUNCED WTFUCKITYFUCKFUCK

I might have some sympathy for this if not for the west, and especially America's record of utterly butchering everything. We take words from around the world and change their meaning in English, then insist the rest of the world that they learn it that way.

English teacher to Italian students: "You're saying it wrong. It's Rome, not Roma."  :rolleyes:

This is part of the joy of cross-cultural language exchange- stuff like this happens and we get some interesting and amusing results. Lighten up.
If an Italian told an American that it's called Roma, no one but very very stupid, would argue. Your example and argument is terrible.

And in English the city is called Rome. That is the correct English pronunciation.
Kpip! - Martin 2018


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8431 on: July 11, 2018, 11:17:23 am »

Don't try to ****** lecture me that the word "panties" is most appropriately used to refer to all underwear. If that's how you want to use it in Korea, fine, I'm not going to argue with you, but don't try to tell the rest of the English-speaking world how they should use their own gawddamn word. INCLUDING HOW IT SHOULD BE PRONOUNCED WTFUCKITYFUCKFUCK

I might have some sympathy for this if not for the west, and especially America's record of utterly butchering everything. We take words from around the world and change their meaning in English, then insist the rest of the world that they learn it that way.

English teacher to Italian students: "You're saying it wrong. It's Rome, not Roma."  :rolleyes:

This is part of the joy of cross-cultural language exchange- stuff like this happens and we get some interesting and amusing results. Lighten up.

Rome and Roma share the same meaning, and I don't think chinguetti would ever tell an Italian she was saying it wrong.

But your right on the last part. I rather like the clever ways Koreans have rebranded panties.

This all reminds me of a nickname a kid made for me a couple years back. from 도노반 to 도 노-빤스. Cute little f*cker. I got him back though~ :evil:
« Last Edit: July 11, 2018, 11:22:01 am by donovan »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8432 on: July 11, 2018, 11:29:41 am »

Don't try to ****** lecture me that the word "panties" is most appropriately used to refer to all underwear. If that's how you want to use it in Korea, fine, I'm not going to argue with you, but don't try to tell the rest of the English-speaking world how they should use their own gawddamn word. INCLUDING HOW IT SHOULD BE PRONOUNCED WTFUCKITYFUCKFUCK

I might have some sympathy for this if not for the west, and especially America's record of utterly butchering everything. We take words from around the world and change their meaning in English, then insist the rest of the world that they learn it that way.

English teacher to Italian students: "You're saying it wrong. It's Rome, not Roma."  :rolleyes:

This is part of the joy of cross-cultural language exchange- stuff like this happens and we get some interesting and amusing results. Lighten up.

With all due respect, this isn't just about how a city's name is pronounced in different parts of the world. This is about commonly used vocabulary in a completely different language getting redefined to suit a person's ego.

It's true, it can be interesting and amusing to see how other cultures adopt foreign words. Language is always evolving in part due to outside influences. English itself is a major hybrid with a long, long history. I don't have a problem with that. I don't get miffed over konglish, either.

I DO have a problem with some people's attitudes over it, though. Folks approaching ME and asking ME a question about the common use of an English word in America, disagreeing with what I tell them about it, going on to lecture me about the "correct" way to use the word and that this is how Americans should use the word, and then getting angry with and disrespectful towards me when I disagree with them are just ****** annoying. Konglish is not the basis for the English language, it's the other way around, and it shouldn't be used as a dick-measuring stick because it just makes you look insane.

There is a difference between general ignorance and flat-out pigheadedness. I don't care what nationality or ethnicity you are, you've got your ass in over your head if you're going to start a semantics argument with a native speaker over their own language.


  • JNM
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5056

    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Cairo, Egypt (formerly Seoul)
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8433 on: July 11, 2018, 11:48:42 am »
The Korean use of "Metropolitan" and "vinyl" also causes confusion.

In Korean English, "Metropolitan City" is part of the formal name of a city, whereas elsewhere it means "and surrounding area".

"Vinyl" in Korean English is soft plastic, regardless of chemical formula, whereas elsewhere it refers to specific chemical compositions, regardless of softness.

I guess the question is, "Is Korean English a dielect, or are these just errors?"







Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8434 on: July 11, 2018, 11:54:24 am »
"Vinyl" in Korean English is soft plastic, regardless of chemical formula, whereas elsewhere it refers to specific chemical compositions, regardless of softness.

Vinyl is specifically "plastic bag" here, made even harder to comprehend because they say it 비닐 rather than "Vㅏ이늘". Does anybody in the West say vinyl for anything except vinyl records these days?
« Last Edit: July 11, 2018, 11:56:03 am by donovan »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8435 on: July 11, 2018, 11:56:20 am »
Does anybody in the West say vinyl for anything except vinyl records these days?

For renovating, home materials and construction, yes.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8436 on: July 11, 2018, 11:57:48 am »
Does anybody in the West say vinyl for anything except vinyl records these days?

For renovating, home materials and construction, yes.

아 맞다


  • JNM
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5056

    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Cairo, Egypt (formerly Seoul)
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8437 on: July 11, 2018, 11:59:31 am »
"Vinyl" in Korean English is soft plastic, regardless of chemical formula, whereas elsewhere it refers to specific chemical compositions, regardless of softness.

Vinyl is specifically "plastic bag" here, made even harder to comprehend because they say it 비닐 rather than "Vㅏ이늘". Does anybody in the West say vinyl for anything except vinyl records these days?

Usually part of a more specific formulation; PVC pipe, PVA glue, etc.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8438 on: July 11, 2018, 01:05:15 pm »
Also, it's not specifically 'plastic bag.' It's, like waygook.org user JNM said, pretty much any soft, plastic or plastic-like substance. Oddly enough, records are not referred to as vinyl.

바이늘


  • Mr C
  • The Legend

    • 3513

    • October 17, 2012, 03:00:40 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8439 on: July 11, 2018, 01:52:56 pm »
a glorified corn dog*

and this is a glorious corn dog


I heard about these before I came to Korea--obviously via messenger pigeon--and was really looking forward to giving it a go.  After a few weeks, I see a stall in Dongdaemun market, and ...

...was quite disappointed.