[KS] Use of term "tomato" to describe core class in DPRK

Afostercarter at aol.com Afostercarter at aol.com
Wed Jun 28 02:51:11 EDT 2006

Dear colleagues,

Does anyone else get the effect below?
AOL seems not to like hangul, so turns it
into strange symbols.

Can any techwise person kindly tell me
how to remedy this?

Meanwhile, at least in simple cases like these
where a single word is involved, could those
posting kindly also transliterate into English?

Kamsa hamnida,

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In a message dated 28/06/2006 00:40:23 GMT Standard Time, djtorrey at yahoo.com 

> Subj:Re: [KS] Use of term "tomato" to describe core class in DPRK 
> Date:28/06/2006 00:40:23 GMT Standard Time
> From:djtorrey at yahoo.com
> Reply-to:koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws
> To:koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws
> Sent from the Internet 
> Perhaps you did this already, but you might try
> looking up "µµ¸¶µµ". This is how I remember 'tomato'
> being pronounced back in the 70s in S. Korea. I assume
> this is borrowed from the Japanese pronunciation. 
> Deberniere Torrey
> --- James Person <jfperson at hotmail.com> wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Dear Korean Studies list
> Can anyone confirm that the core class, wavering
> class, and enemy class in the DPRK are also referred
> to by the nicknames "tomato," "apple," and "grape"? 
> If so, knowing North Korea's distaste for foreign
> words, does anyone know what the North Korean word for
> tomato is?  I could not find "Å丶Åä" in a
> Korean-Russian dictionary published in Pyongyang, so I
> assume they have come up with a word of their own.    
> Many thanks.
> James F. Person

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