Saturday, March 14, 2009

New Development In Territorial Dispute For Dokdo

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Disturbing graffiti sprayed on the streets of Itaewon means that the dispute of the Liancourt Rocks is bound to get messier. Just over by the fire station, someone has sprayed a message which will rock the geographic world:

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"독도는 오리땅!" translated into English means "Dokdo, Land of the Ducks!" Substituting the "오리" for "우리", the waterfowl community of Itaewon is sending a strong message to both the Japanese and Korean governments.

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No longer content to suffer the polluted conditions of Seoul, the ducks of the Yongsan-gu area are vying for their own spot of unspoiled paradise which they can truly call their home.

Duck!

I called the "Beatrix Potter North East Asian Territorial Dispute Hotline", but their spokesperson, Jemima Puddle-duck, refused to make a full statement, saying only:

"Dokdo is for the birds."

3 comments:

Ben said...

Reminds me of a word-play I used with my students if they ever went on too much about Dokdo: "독도는 오리 똥!" They could see the humor in it. I doubt most adults here would be as forgiving unfortunately.

White Rice said...

HA! That is funny. I wish I had thought of that grafitti.
In an unrelated, and possibly geographically confusing note, I ate roast duck meat slices on Jeju Island once. I also ate duck tongues and duck webs in Beijing, China. Think about that.

Paul Ajosshi said...

The roast duck on Jeju sounds great, but I'm not convinced about the Beijing delicacies. Surely there can't be that much meat on a duck's tongue? How was it?