Pattot Village

The Children’s Grand Park in Seoul is one of our favorite places to visit when we’re too lazy to think of where to go. It has recently been renovated and I just love the washrooms – they’re heated! The last time we visited was Sunday last week but we weren’t able to see a lot of the new places since we just dropped by on the way to a dinner at my brother-in-law’s house.

Anyway, on our way to Character World (located inside the Park) I saw this sign:

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I had to check whether “pattot” is another word for parrot, which is “aeng-mu-sae” in Korean. It doesn’t exist on Merriam Webster’s. I thought my eyes were playing a trick on me 🙂

English may not be an official language in Korea, but at least be careful when it comes to the Grand Park since a lot of kids come here to visit.

4 comments

  1. i cant blame them there are worst than pattot check this out http://oddee.com/item_89219.aspx. pinoys facility with american language is both boon and bane migrating to america a pinoy could find a job easy next day opening doors, pumping gas or doing the floors while a korean with no engrish will set up a fruit or hotdog stand, five years later the pinoy will still be opening doors in a plush officetel while the korean would be owning a laundromat in a black neighborhood

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