from yesterday's NYTimes

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Sun Sep 23 15:51:38 UTC 2012

This article includes a link to a South Korean television show which seems
to be devoted to the adventures of Koreans who wander about New York City
(and elsewhere?) in strange costumes attempting to talk to the locals,
giving an opportunity for a dashing young man to break in on the film clip
to give a demonstration of English language near-homophones, such as
Think-thank and Square-scare.  Odd, but, it seems, very popular back home.

We needn't go into what South Koreans may think of popular American TV
shows and their educational content..


George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998, but nothing much since then.

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