No King car and Queen Car
Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:06 pm
Each language creates mental categories through which humans make sense of the world. However, many distinctions produced by languages sometimes make people embarrassed. The most significant difference between Korean and English I experienced as a middle school student was to answer the question beginning with Dont...or Didn't... Dont' you like an apple? In Korean thought, the answer -Yes(= I don't like an apple.)- is possible. In English, it's not. Until now, when asked suddenly, I tend to make mistakes opposite to my intention. As I grew up, I came to know many Konglish expressions. One of them is King Car and Queen car which almost all students commomly use, but they are not English. These expressions came from the English expressions King card and Queen card. A king card refers to someone in a supreme position or rank in competitors. The term king itself is often used with a noun to show that something is a high rank. A king card and queen card when it comes to playing cards are among the highest and best cards. In English, there is a slang term for handsome and beautiful people: a knockout-a person who are overwhelmingly attractive and impressive.