8/18/09

내 티셔츠는 멋지게 말한다 (Translation: My t-shirt speaks so cool"

Chris in South Korea has some great photos of T-shirts spotted around Seoul with creative English written on them. I am on the hunt for something different: I want to buy some T-shirts and caps written in Korean.

* It would make perfect sense. The Koreans around me have on T-shirts and caps written in English, I'd have the same in Korean. I wish I could write the Korean myself to make sure the grammar would confuse Koreans, like the T-shirts below.

* I have seen a couple of Koreans wearing caps written in Korean. The best I could decipher is that the caps were related to organizations they were probably members of. And, in the small sample, they have all been older Korean men.

* The Wondergirls have really taken off in America. Are there any Wondergirl T-shirts available in Seoul? I've seen T-shirts with Madonna or Marilyn Monroe on them, but not the Wondergirls or other Korean stars.

* I'm limited in my Korean language ability but it seems that Koreans don't name their institutions after Koreans. Is there a Park Chung-hee Military Training Institute? Of course it is understandable that Koreans would name their English language institutes after non-Korean things. I have also seen some creative names.

I guess I could steal some ideas from here.