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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

nannin'gu ajeossi

May 18 is not really a day to make light-hearted postings on (South) Korea, but a posting on the survival strategy of a small supermarket shall wait for tomorrow, and the photographs about Kwangju in May 1980 that I was going to upload to substitute for those at 5.18 Photoclub that are unaccessible at the moment are in another harddisk, so I gave up with this instead, found somewhere some time ago. Poor chap, whether he's looking for a wife to marry to or a wife who's run away.

In case someone needs to know what a nannin'gu is, the man is wearing one on his upper body. I understand that in the colloquial American English that piece of clothing is called "wife beater." How unfair.

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<Blogger Muninn> said on 3.6.05 : 

Interesting. In China, when you take this, or similar T-shirt and lift the front of it up and roll it tight so it bares your stomach on a hot day, it is called a 中国空调 or "Chinese air-conditioner"

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