The Dark Side of Seoul Podcast

Uglier Koreans, Uglier Americans

August 17, 2023 ZenKimchi Episode 178
Uglier Koreans, Uglier Americans
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The Dark Side of Seoul Podcast
Uglier Koreans, Uglier Americans
Aug 17, 2023 Episode 178
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We have 22 more social differences from the book Ugly Koreans, Ugly Americans. Which ones are still relevant? Which ones should you be aware of?


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Credits

Produced by Joe McPherson and Shawn Morrissey

Music by Soraksan


Top Tier Patrons

Angel Earl
Joel Bonomini
Shaaron Cullen
Devon Hiphner
Minseok Lee
Ryan Berkebile
Gabi Palomino
Steve Marsh
Mitchy Brewer 
Ron Chang
Mackenzie Moore
Hunter Winter
Cecilia Löfgren Dumas
Emily Umbaugh
Josephine Rydberg
David Weatherly

Notes

Ugly Koreans, Ugly Americans: Cultural and behavioral differences between Koreans and Americans

Min Byoung-chul

1993-2007


Common American Behaviors

“Koreans find it upsetting or peculiar when Americans…”

  • Sit with legs crossed in front of a superior 
  • Don’t stand up when a superior enters the office 
  • Cross their arms when talking 
  • Think it’s alright to ignore local traffic laws 
  • Go Dutch 
  • Call a Korean woman by her husband’s family name 
  • Use sarcasm 
  • Don’t offer to share their food 
  • Begin drinking as soon as their glass if filled 
  • Don’t pour drinks for everyone else 
  • Fill up someone’s glass before it’s completely empty 


Common Korean Behaviors

“Americans find it upsetting or peculiar when Koreans…”

  • Female janitorial staff clean men’s rooms while men are using them 
  • Unisex restrooms 
  • Unlock only one door of a double door 
  • Ride motorcycles/scooters on the sidewalk 
  • Remove seatbelts and stand up immediately upon landing 
  • Drivers park illegally and block traffic 
  • Drivers don’t yield to emergency vehicles 
  • Ask personal questions 
  • Eat dried squid in public 
  • Parents let their children disturb others in public 
  • Spit in public 


Support the Show.

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Credits

Produced by Joe McPherson and Shawn Morrissey

Music by Soraksan


Top tier Patrons

Angel Earl
Joel Bonomini
Shaaron Cullen
Devon Hiphner
Minseok Lee
Gabi Palomino
Steve Marsh
Mitchy Brewer
Ron Chang
Mackenzie Moore
Hunter Winter
Cecilia Löfgren Dumas
Emily Umbaugh
Josephine Rydberg
David Weatherly
Janice Song
Devin Buchanan

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Show Notes

Send us a Text Message.

We have 22 more social differences from the book Ugly Koreans, Ugly Americans. Which ones are still relevant? Which ones should you be aware of?


Join our Patreon to get more stuff

https://patreon.com/darksideofseoul


Book a tour of The Dark Side of Seoul Ghost Walk at https://darksideofseoul.com


Pitch your idea here. https://www.darksideofseoul.com/expats-of-the-wild-east/


Credits

Produced by Joe McPherson and Shawn Morrissey

Music by Soraksan


Top Tier Patrons

Angel Earl
Joel Bonomini
Shaaron Cullen
Devon Hiphner
Minseok Lee
Ryan Berkebile
Gabi Palomino
Steve Marsh
Mitchy Brewer 
Ron Chang
Mackenzie Moore
Hunter Winter
Cecilia Löfgren Dumas
Emily Umbaugh
Josephine Rydberg
David Weatherly

Notes

Ugly Koreans, Ugly Americans: Cultural and behavioral differences between Koreans and Americans

Min Byoung-chul

1993-2007


Common American Behaviors

“Koreans find it upsetting or peculiar when Americans…”

  • Sit with legs crossed in front of a superior 
  • Don’t stand up when a superior enters the office 
  • Cross their arms when talking 
  • Think it’s alright to ignore local traffic laws 
  • Go Dutch 
  • Call a Korean woman by her husband’s family name 
  • Use sarcasm 
  • Don’t offer to share their food 
  • Begin drinking as soon as their glass if filled 
  • Don’t pour drinks for everyone else 
  • Fill up someone’s glass before it’s completely empty 


Common Korean Behaviors

“Americans find it upsetting or peculiar when Koreans…”

  • Female janitorial staff clean men’s rooms while men are using them 
  • Unisex restrooms 
  • Unlock only one door of a double door 
  • Ride motorcycles/scooters on the sidewalk 
  • Remove seatbelts and stand up immediately upon landing 
  • Drivers park illegally and block traffic 
  • Drivers don’t yield to emergency vehicles 
  • Ask personal questions 
  • Eat dried squid in public 
  • Parents let their children disturb others in public 
  • Spit in public 


Support the Show.

Join our Patreon to get more stuff

https://patreon.com/darksideofseoul

Book a tour of The Dark Side of Seoul Ghost Walk at https://darksideofseoul.com

Pitch your idea here. https://www.darksideofseoul.com/expats-of-the-wild-east/

Credits

Produced by Joe McPherson and Shawn Morrissey

Music by Soraksan


Top tier Patrons

Angel Earl
Joel Bonomini
Shaaron Cullen
Devon Hiphner
Minseok Lee
Gabi Palomino
Steve Marsh
Mitchy Brewer
Ron Chang
Mackenzie Moore
Hunter Winter
Cecilia Löfgren Dumas
Emily Umbaugh
Josephine Rydberg
David Weatherly
Janice Song
Devin Buchanan

Facebook Page |
Instagram