Thursday, November 19, 2009

Scared poles! ;D

I didn't know until my recent Korean visit that
the Koreans had totem poles a la native Americans!

Scared -- not once but thrice at least
(cf. the small as well as large print)! ;b

Teeheehee! Brian's story about a mix up between snakes and snacks over on the hot pot post's comments thread got me chuckling when I read it this morning. It also reminded me of a funny sign I saw at the Korean Folk Village at Yongin that prompted the following exchange between my mother and me:-

Me: "Scared? Why should the poles be scared?"

My mother: "Aiyah, they're not scared poles. They're sacred poles!"

And is it just me or do the faces on the poles look like they're in on the joke too? ;DDDDDD


Anonymous said...

Those are cool! And they do look like their privy to the joke. It's also interesting how similar their faces look like the laughing emoticons of today.

Dragonstar said...

I never knew about thos poles either.

I love the joke!

YTSL said...

Hi duriandave --

Agreed re the similarity of those totem pole faces to today's laughing emoticons! :D

Hi dragonstar --

Brings a smile to the face and a chuckle out of the throat, doesn't it? :)

sarah bailey knight said...

Hi ytsl,

Funny stories and fun pictures.

YTSL said...

Hi sbk --

Thanks for reading as well as looking! :)

alejna said...

Too funny! Yeah, those faces do look like they're laughing. (And like the emoticon! :D)

YTSL said...

Hi Alejna --

In other words: those poles look far from scared, don't they? ;D