Wednesday, October 1, 2008

But my friends call me Seuteeb

I just noticed that my new bankbook has my name in English and Korean characters. I can't type the Korean characters on my keyboard, but it's pronounced:

Keunmaen Seuteebeun Jeun.

Korean is written in blocks of letters, each block representing a syllable. If we did that in English, "Batman" (for example) would be written with b,a, and t squished together in an invisible square, followed by m, a, and n likewise. And each letter can be squooshed around to fit into the block, so "a", for example, might be three times as high as wide in one syllable and the reverse in the other.

Everybody here crazy.

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