Urban Dictionary defines “Klown” as “A derogatory slang term for a Korean person, usually of a certain age (middle age and older). A Klown is, specifically, a Korean person who lacks a social conscience, community-mindedness, proper manners or common sense. Klowns are Koreans who have difficulty with even the simplest forms of locomotion and should never be allowed to operate a motor vehicle. Klowns are generally bigots who thoroughly enjoy (and feel entitled to) treat other people of a lower social class in disrespectful and insulting ways.” But did you know that the word Klown can also be used to refer to the country of Korea? North or South you ask? It makes no difference; use the word in reference to either.
This is merely one of the fun facts you’ll find here at Klownisms!
Now perhaps you are searching the net, looking for sites describing life in South Korea, thinking over the prospect of moving here to teach English and experience a 5,000 year old “culture”. If this is the case, I’m certain you will find this site eye-opening and a most useful tool in determining your future direction and course.
Perhaps you are a long term expat here, looking for a place where the frustration you feel is articulated by someone else, giving you a sense that you are not alone in your misery and self-loathing for having set up camp in a pig sty.
Perhaps you are a Korean (though it seems the most indignant and nationalistic Korean apologists are actually Koreans living abroad, far, far away from the Human Centipede that is Klown) and you are offended. In that case, fuck off. The time you spend playing internet Defender of the Han is far, far better spent trying to socialize your Kuntrymen. Don’t like the failures of your Kulture vocalized? Don’t talk to me, talk to the filthy ajosshi passed out on the kindergarten playground, pants pissed and soju bottle in hand. Talk to the woman who decided to be a mother but not a parent. Talk to the pharmaceutical companies or nuclear power plant parts manufacturers who falsify documents and test results to save more money… then later spend said money on whores and overpriced blended whiskey.
Or perhaps you are just looking for a reason to have whatever little idealistic faith in humanity that remains in your soul crushed mercilessly out of you… in which case I suggest you book a ticket to Seoul immediately.
Welcome to the Klown Show.