Get your study on! ~ “It’s great! My parents particularly getting a kick out of it because they’ve been out of the country for 28 years…and so there are some they remember and some new to them…:)” – S. Rosa
“With witty set-ups, tongue-in-cheek humor and an arsenal of contempo- rary Korean slang, authors Peter Liptak and Siwoo Lee present a lively, entertaining and informative read on the colorfully adulterated usage of modern Korean slang.”
- expressions so necessary they’re like rice
- a little something on the side
- stuff to say (and do) while drinking
- spicy language and swearing
- something sexy to say
- what they say in the halls, not the classroom!
- Konglish & more
Get the Straight Scoop with explanations of uncommon words and unusual usage. Culturally Speaking – get the skinny on how Koreans think, speak or act. Plus how to pick up, break up, make up, or get down and dirty. Find out who’s abusing you and how to talk about someone behind their back. Reviews “This book is the bomb!” —Mr. Kim “A must read for Koreans and foreigners alike!” —Mr. Park “Shockingly fun!” —Mr. Lee “Great bathroom reading!” —another Mr. Lee www.badasskorean.com (go there if you dare) Author Bios Peter N. Liptak lives and writes in Seoul, Korea. An avid traveler and poet, Peter draws on Korea’s people, language and culture as a source of inspiration, linguistic and otherwise. Keen on dialect and borrowed words in language, Peter did his MA in Korean Studies at Yonsei University. Catch up with Peter and his musings at www.coffeeshopcontemplations.com or his adventures at www.poeticmisadventures.com Siwoo Lee – A young philosopher who studies international management at KyungHee University, Siwoo Lee has taken a profound interest in the symbolism of language, combined with his fascination with foreign tongues and his sophisticated command of slang, has led him to delve into the world of A Rat’s Tail. Find it at www.exilepress.com
So you’ve come to see the badass and gather what you can from his slangdom. “Why learn slang?” you query… ’cause it’s fun! Being a linguistic badass breaks down barriers between cultures, it opens eyes and raises eyebrows… It says you’re down, you’re cool like Korea, you’re Badass!