AS MUCH AS A RAT’S TAIL
KOREAN SLANG, INVECTIVE & EUPHEMISM
– the Insider’s guide
AN IRREVERENT LOOK AT LANGUAGE WITHIN CULTURE
Get ‘street’ with A Rat’s Tail – Learn what the kids are really saying, all the Korean they will never teach you in class.
Korean is rich with the dynamic linguistic expressions and freshly coined language. A Rat’s Tail dives into the intricacies of modern Korean slang introducing the hip, hot, spicy and sexual, the irreverent and inspiring, the cultural, crass and comical.
This is the Korean not covered in the language books, full of color and infused with philosophy. With A Rat’s Tail in hand, you can impress others with your verbal acumen as you complement their fashion sense, dish out dirty words, or text up a storm, while you gain insight into the mind and culture of the Korean people.
“This book is the bomb!”
“A must read for Koreans and foreigners alike!”
“Great bathroom reading!”
—another Mr. Lee
POET, PUBLISHER, PETE
pETEthePoet -- coffee & a laptop, what other superpowers do you need? PETER NICHOLAS LIPTAK Born in Chicago, raised in Minneapolis and seeking life in Seoul. A weary wanderer, ultra explorer and true-wheeled cyclist, I love to say “Woo Hoo!”. Knowing the simple experiences in life hold the greatest adventures, I began exploring everything that held my interest at the University of Minnesota, from astronomy and anthropology to philosophy and poetics. I wound up with a BA in English Literature—of course. I earned my street cred while in college as a preschool teacher, waiter, dance instructor and massage therapist, and as an actor, teacher, author and publisher since. I did an MA in Korean Studies at Yonsei University—for S&G—and found in Korea a source of inspiration, linguistic and otherwise. Now, I'm heading up Exile Press and raising twin boys, but I'm still always ready to say “Woo Hoo!"—are you? Seoul, Korea / Minneapolis, Minnesota Exile Press / The Writer's Ink University of Minnesota / Hamline University / Yonsei University