calendar>>December 6. 2013 Juche 102
S. Korea Degenerating into Hodgepodge of Foreign Languages
Pyongyang, December 6 (KCNA) -- Minjok Thongsin, an internet paper of Koreans in the U.S., on Nov. 28 carried an article contributed by a Korean in the U.S. deploring south Korea flooded with Yankee culture.

It said: Koreans are a homogeneous nation which has lived with the same language and culture on the same land from the olden times. But south Korea has been contaminated with such foreign medley culture for nearly 70 years since the U.S. forces' presence in south Korea that it is hard to find its original appearance.

What broadcasting services are airing is not the Korean language. The same can be said of newspapers and other publications. Newspaper articles are full of English expressions. The number of foreign words used by daily newspapers in Seoul on a daily average is more than 800 and more than 50 percent of the titles of broadcasting programs are given in foreign words.

The results of survey and analysis of more than 1 600 daily vocabularies used in the south showed that 95 percent of them are medley foreign words. Signboards in Seoul are no exception.

Medley words mixed with foreign phraseologies are mainly used in politics. Such phenomena are attributable to the lack of the awareness of the national identity.

Looking back on the "president's" demeanors during her foreign trips, they just make people "feel disillusioned" and "hurt their self-esteem".

In order to put an end to American-style culture it is necessary to reunify the country.

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