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Czechs bite back

December 3rd, 2005 . by Matt

According to this article in Naver News, some Czechs have struck back at the Dokdo graffiti by writing ‘SRAC’ on the Korean flag, which apparently means ‘coward’ or ‘wimp’. The article reveals that the information was first released on a Japanese blog, and the people on the blog speculated that the Czechs felt anti Korean feeling for spoiling their cultural wall with base political statements. The article also reports that the Dokdo graffiti made Korean netizens feel happy.

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Czechs write ‘Coward’ on the Korean flag – an unmistakable backlash. The kind of acts that make Koreans happy tend to offend non Koreans

Again, its hard to imagine the kind of mentality enjoys this kind of stuff. If my countrymen were doing the same kind of thing, I would cringe.


9 Responses to “Czechs bite back”

  1. comment number 1 by: nulji

    ‘it’s hard to imagine the mentality that enjoys this kind of stuff..’

    well, no, it’s not. you enjoy this kind of stuff. are you really that blind?

    ‘czechs write…’

    you mean a czech writes, don’t you? one czech writng a word in black against a white backdrop doesn’t give any indication how czech people feel about the korean graffitti. my guess is that most czechs couldn’t care less.

    you really got hurt in korea, didn’t you?

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  3. comment number 3 by: Katz

    Nothing great. It’s just funny.

  4. comment number 4 by: Curzon

    Nujli — Replace “enjoys” with “does.” What kind of nutters deface memorials of far away nations with graffiti concerning provincial political disputes? That’s like me spray-painting “keep abortion legal!” on Istanbul’s Blue Mosque, i.e. stupid, pointless, and asking to be ridiculed.

  5. comment number 5 by: nig

    What kind of backlash do you think writing Sparta was? I think people are jumping to conclusions.

    Looks to me like someone just thought the white background was a good surface for
    red paint.

  6. comment number 6 by: nig

    Here is a Czech Swearasus. You can translate the rest of the wall for reference.

    http://www.insultmonger.com/swearing/czech.htm

  7. comment number 7 by: korekorea

    This site introduces imitation of Japanese culture by a Korean.

  8. comment number 8 by: momo

    >korekorea

    Oh, wow, that’s one of the best site I always go to.

    Is it your blog?

  9. comment number 9 by: smk

    Although, I cannot read Korean I do understand Czech. Sparta and Srac are evidently written by the same person, and that person (a bored teenager?) was very much upset about a Prague soccer team Sparta Praha. Well, never dying rivalry between Sparta Praha and Slavia Praha.