South Korea calls for ‘language purification’ campaign on Korean alphabet day | South China Morning Post

South Korea calls for ‘language purification’ campaign on Korean alphabet day

Advertisements

Chung’s remarks come as many Koreans bemoan what they see as a language crisis resulting from abbreviated speech on the internet, adoption of foreign words, widespread use of slang among youngsters and incorrect conjugation of honorifics.

http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1327889/south-korea-calls-language-purification-campaign-korean-alphabet-day

Talk about backwards thinking and a compete pack of understanding of human nature!  Communication will always evolve and change.  Hell, even the Korean language is an evolution itself, yet there are many who refuse to accept change.  This does not mean that slang should be a daily part of legal proceedings or should sweating bree included in a  doctorate thesis, but to try and eliminate it completely…..good luck with that.

But hey, a bunch of people got an extra day off at least.