Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cultural Differences

Advertisement in the Seoul subway station.  They definitely get points for plain talking....










5 comments:

Wilma said...

Lord have mercy!! Could they be any more blunt? ROFLMAO

Trish @ Mum's Gone to... said...

How bizarre! Should we all be shouting 'unclean...unclean'?

And how strange they should spell it differently in the text to the headline of the advert!

MsCaroline said...

@Wilma: I am learning it is definitely a part of the culture..

@Trish: I didn't even notice that: good eye! And of course, I'm all for purity, but somehow I've been limping along without this product for years....

Mr and Mrs C. said...

Shouldn't the AD be in Korean? And not english. That aside, it's not shocking for us brtis, lol, we are that blunt, but not THAT bad, lmao...:)

MsCaroline said...

Mr&Mrs: Bizarrely enough from a country that brought you Britney Spears and Madonna, we Yanks really are much more prudish than the rest of the world, at least when it comes to print media(I teach German and my US students are always shocked at what is 'allowed' on TV and in magazines)...that being said, I couldn't help but wonder why the ad WAS in English...maybe this problem is seen as more of a foreign thing...