Friday, April 07, 2006

South Korea/nation's image

Seoul - South Korea is proposing a foreign travel ban for citizens who have committed misdeeds overseas, in an attempt to protect the nation's image, officials said on Wednesday

Ugly Koreans" is a media-coined term referring to people caught buying sex or committing crimes overseas. Fin24 05/04/2006


1 comment:

Kushibo said...

"Ugly Koreans" is a phrase used for many years, and it doesn't just apply to Koreans buying sex abroad. Like the term "Ugly Americans" from which it is derived, it is meant as a criticism—by Koreans—of obnoxious behavior by some Koreans when they travel abroad or behave boorishly (in Korea) in front of non-Koreans.

There's a whole book on the subject.