This is a total generalization, but I’ll go out on a limb here and say that Koreans seem to be completely obsessed with POOP! You can find it in many different forms… from toilet museums, poop shaped snack food to poop that you can wear.
Today’s Say WHAT?! is a pair of socks that I picked up at Daiso, a huge dollar store chain in Korea (and Japan). At the top it says ddong, which literally means “shit.”
Would you wear these socks?
This totally made me LOL!
Did it bring back memories? I have to admit that I kind of love the poop obsession. I have always loved the quirky parts of Korea!
um, no!!! 😀
hahaha Admittedly, this isn’t high fashion. These socks were in the dollar store.
So funny but it so true. I’m not grossed out at all but it’s fascinating how they’ve managed to make it appealing and marketable. I’ve read Korean poop bread (more like a pancake) is now the rage. I’m not kidding go google it ^_^
I know exactly what you mean, actually! There’s a shop in Insadong (in Seoul) that sells little poop shaped bread filled with red bean paste. I have to admit that I bought some (even though I don’t like red beans!).
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Koreans definitely seem to be overly interested in poop. In fact, my Korean iPhone has several emoticons relating to poop, and one looks pretty similar to the picture on this sock.
funy and nice post…lovely blog you have here dear 🙂
Korea has a lot of MMO (massively multiplayer online) games. There’s a term in online gaming communities for refusing to get up from the keyboard for anything, including bathroom breaks. It’s called “poop socking” because you poop in a sock rather than leave your keyboard.