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He deserved to die.

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Hi. Almost everyone around me complains about their attention span shrinking due to too much incoming information or distractions coming from gadgets. Osama Bin Laden's death helped us improved it a little bit, you think? Again, our eyeballs are fixed to the news channel. But I hope we do not carry on upon his death as if it was the ultimate goal. We want peace for all humanity, don't we? Osama was a bad guy but did he really deserve to be shot in the head without any trial and dumped in the ocean?


He deserved to die.
그는 죽어도 싸다.


그는, genun, he + suffix
죽어도, jugodo, even if dead (죽다)
싸다, ssada, deserve it


그는 죽어도 싸다.
genun jugodo ssada.


싸다's main usage is to mean something is cheap. But when -(어)도 style ending proceeds 싸다, it means the subject deserves something negative.

혼나도 싸다. deserve to be scolded.
맞아도 싸다. deserve to be smacked.
욕먹어도 싸다. deserve to be blamed.
차여도 싸다. deserve to be dumped from a girlfriend/boyfriend.

I hope we focus on more important things like Love, Compassion and F…

The throat is as scary as cops.

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Hi. My holiday is finally over and I go back to work tomorrow. It is great! Yes, it is. It has got to be! ;) Before I left for my holiday I saw a poster while I was driving. It said, "You can make a lot of money without working! It works!" It also had a website which address was something like makelotsofmoneywithoutworking.com. It was quite obvious to me how much money they were making because it was scrawled using a black pen on a white piece of cardboard. I didn't bother to visit the website. :) Most of us have to work to make ends meet. It might be easier to get away from working if we can live without eating.


The throat is as scary as cops.
목구멍이 포도청이다.


목구멍이, mokumongyi, throat + suffix
포도청이다, podochungyida, traditional police station


목구멍이 포도청이다.
mokumongyi podochungyida.


포도청 is a name of a organization in the Choseon dynasty which had a similar role to the police these days. No one can completely be honorable when asked to come to a police station. Instead, people act with…