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Today’s Word: “Chugitmul” (추깃물)

August 27th, 2007 . by Gerry-Bevers

Chugitmul (추깃물) – water from a rotting corpse

The following is my translation of the example sentence that the Empas online Korean-Korean dictionary gives for the Korean word, “chugitmul” (추깃물):

“Some say that the water from a rotting corpse is medicine, so it may be good for you.” LINK

Except for McDonald’s hamburgers and KFC chicken, is there anything in Korea that isn’t medicine?


106 Responses to “Today’s Word: “Chugitmul” (추깃물)”

  1. comment number 1 by: Errol

    # alec931 Says:
    September 3rd, 2007 at 6:36 am

    Errol,
    I refrained from responding to you cuz I don’t know much about FDI, economics, etc…….but why don’t you just try to answer kjeff’s questions

    That would be this question?

    # kjeff Says:
    September 2nd, 2007 at 8:54 pm

    Errol,
    … why do YOU care?

    That would be this answer?

    No man is an island, entire of itself…any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”

    John Donne
    Meditation 17
    Devotions upon Emergent Occasions

    Mr kjeff is not an altruist? Today’s phrase is: 케이제프는 이기주의자입니다.

    alec931 Says:
    September 3rd, 2007 at 6:36 am instead of dodging them like a little bitch and going off quoting some other people in a pathetic attempt to sound smart?

    What a charming fellow you are Mr Smart Alec.

    You must be one of those Korean pseudo-Christians to be so
    totally unaware of John Donne’s contribution to Christian ethics.

  2. comment number 2 by: kjeff

    Errol,

    Mr kjeff is not an altruist?

    LOL… Well, I’ve been trying not to answer this(because it’s silly), but while waiting for Djokovic-Federer, why not?
    No, I’m not an altruist. My view on the matter is somewhat a combination of psychological egoism’s no-altruistic-motivation and game theory’s maximization of value. Are you an altruist, Errol?
    Jesus is probably the only altruistic man, but then again, he’s not a mere man.

  3. comment number 3 by: alec931

    Errol,
    .
    “That would be this question?”
    .
    No Errol…not the question you pointed out….but these questions:
    .
    “From YOUR own link, it looks like the FDI inflows reached its peak in 2004. Do you really think it took 7 years for foreign investors(bunch of smart guys there) to wise up? Please… KRW exchange rate has been steadily appreciating; between 2005 and 2006 alone, it increased around 7%, don’t you think that’s more likely a factor than your unproven(according to CPI) “systemic corruption” theory of yours?”
    .
    But nice try tho 😉
    .
    .

    But that “Mr. Smart Alec” comment was good, I gotta admit. 😉

  4. comment number 4 by: Errol

    alec931 Says:
    September 9th, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    these questions:
    .
    “From YOUR own link, it looks like the FDI inflows reached its peak in 2004. Do you really think it took 7 years for foreign investors(bunch of smart guys there) to wise up? Please… KRW exchange rate has been steadily appreciating; between 2005 and 2006 alone, it increased around 7%, don’t you think that’s more likely a factor than your unproven(according to CPI) “systemic corruption” theory of yours?”

    Mr kjeff points out a significant factor in the fall in FDI flows, however, Australia has also been experiencing a rapidly appreciating currency over a similar time period without suffering the spectacular downturn that Korean suffered after the Lone Star Debacle.

    Ceteris paribus the nationalistic interventionist policies of the Noh Mu-hyeon Regime have precipitated this crisis in Korea’s inbound FDI flow.

  5. comment number 5 by: Errol

    # Errol Says:
    September 11th, 2007 at 12:12 am

    Ceteris paribus the nationalistic interventionist policies of the Noh Mu-hyeon Regime have precipitated this crisis in Korea’s inbound FDI flow.

    .
    Yet again Noh plays around with FDI inflows with his interventionist stance blocking HSBC (furrn money) paying USD 6.3 bilion to Lonestar for KEB.

    .
    Nobody knows business like Noh.

  6. comment number 6 by: Errol

    Nobody knows business like Noh.

    Many diplomats here said the public humiliation of Lone Star Fund created an image problem for South Korea among foreign investors.

    Where’s Mr kjeff? Local FDI expert.