Monday, June 22, 2009

돈은 "머니"라고 불러도 돼?

How do you say US dollar in Korean?
Answer: 달러

Then what is Australian dollar?
Answer: 호주 머니(money)

Do you know which is 아저씨's favourite money?
Answer: 아주머니

Then what about 할아버지?
Answer: 할머니

I was reminded of the money joke when I was listening to the news on the new Korean 50,000won note during lesson today. The news is about how the Korean society is gearing up for the arrival of the new note. While businesses are concocting sale ideas to make customers part with their 50,000won notes, the public are worried about having to give more for gift money during wedding ceremony and Seollal. The taxi ajeosshis are also concerned about the extra burden of keeping more smaller denomination change.

Anyway, the new note will be issued tomorrow. At long last, my wallet can get rid of its extra bulge. The era of lighter wallet has finally arrived in Korea.


  1. haha that's funny (:

  2. i thought that nobody will think the joke is funny. thanks to my teacher who 'supplied' the joke.

  3. 5만...궁금해~

    근데 돈말하면 돼지 생각이 나와...
    돼지 생각이 나오면 딱 삼겹살이다 ㅎㅎㅎㅎ...

    original time stamp: 25 June 2009 14:16

  4. 삼겹살을 생각했을 때 먹고 싶은 맘도 생겼어.
    언제 먹으러 갈까?
    8282 약속 정해야지.
    배고파. 견딜 수 없네 ><

    original time stamp: 25 June 2009 23:46

  5. tata가 마르타였군용~
    이제서야 알았어요~~
    이퀴녹도 삼겹살 좋아해요?>?
    그때는 많이 안드시던데~

    original time stamp: 16 July 2009 13:32