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복사 (복숭아)

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

I’m currently at work organizing my computer and I noticed something – in my experience with my American computer, when you make a new file on a computer it says “untitled” or something along those lines. On my Korean computer, all of the new files have various fruit names – 사과 (sagwa – apple), 귤 (kyul – tangerine), 자두 (jadu – plum), and 복숭아 (boksunga – peach). This may not seem like a big deal, but when I finally realized the commonality between the file names it finally clicked -  복숭아 (boksunga – peach) is very similar to 복사 (boksa – copy). IT’S A PUN. I UNDERSTOOD A KOREAN PUN.