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About the author


A born-and-bred mid-western boy, Peter Liptak is a poet, world traveler, avid cyclist, and lover of language. Unlike most English majors, he actually made use of his degree teaching English to children and adults in South Korea over the last 20 years, as a private tutor, preschool teacher, and adjunct professor at Incheon University and eventually creating the publishing company Exile Press with its imprints Little Bear Books and Hungry Dictator Press. 



Exploring his interests at the University of Minnesota, from the wonders of Astronomy and Anthropology to Philosophy and Poetics, Peter learned new skills as a preschool teacher, waiter, dance instructor and massage therapist in school and has worked as an actor, teacher, copywriter and author since.

While working and living in Seoul, Peter completed a Master's in Korean History, and using Korea as a source of inspiration, linguistic and otherwise, penned several books including the controversial book of Korean Slang: As much as a Rat's Tail, translated the scathing graphic novel The Great Successor - Kim Jong Un: a Political Cartoon, created the Idiom Attack series of ESL textbooks as well as passion projects including an Art/Poetry book called Letters: Building an Alphabet with Art and Attitude and a series of children's early readers about the lovable Teddy LeBear, including Teddy's Day and Teddy's Camp.

Now living in Minneapolis with his three little ones and lovely wife, Peter continues publishing various works, while pursuing copywriting at The Writer’s Ink, and does web development, video marketing and lead generation for various local businesses through his new business Leadgen Legends

Peter loves to say "Woo Hoo!" and knows that the simple experiences in life hold the greatest adventures. You can follow Peter at www.peteliptak.com or petespoetry.com 



Awards


2016 International Book Awards Gold Medal for Letters,
2016 Illustration Award & Bronze Medal for The Great Successor
2016 Benjamin Franklin Awards: Silver Medal for Korean Slang: As much as a Rat’s Tail
2014 
Korea Literature Translation Institute Grant: for the collected works of North Korea poet Baek Seok
2013 
Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards: Silver Honoree for Teddy's Day HD
2012 
Mom's Choice Awards: Gold Medals in Young Adult Poetry and Interactive eBooks for Letters and Teddy’s Day HD
2012 
Mom's Choice Awards: Silver Medals in Children's Picture Books for Teddy’s Day and Teddy’s Camp
2011 Midwest Book Awards: First Place in Children's Illustrated ebooks for Teddy's Day
2001 
Underwood Fellowship: Yonsei Graduate School of International Studies



Sites
peteliptak.com
exilepress.com 
petespoetry.com
an-alphabet-apart.com
badasskorean.com


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facebook.com/teddytracks
facebook.com/AsMuchAsARatSTail
facebook.com/ExilePressLLC 
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facebook.com/Idiom-Attack
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Korean Slang: As Much as a Rat's Tail
An Irreverent Look At Language Within Culture
by Peter Liptak and Siwoo Lee

Overview


The Insider’s guide to KOREAN SLANG, INVECTIVE & EUPHEMISM
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.

~ Get the Straight Scoop with explanations of uncommon words and unusual usage.
~ Get the skinny on how Koreans think, speak and act.
~ Find out who’s abusing you and how to talk shit back.
~ Plus, how to pick up, break up, make up, or get down and dirty.

REVIEWS
This book is the bomb!” —Mr. Kim
A must read for Koreans and foreigners alike!” —Mr. Park
Shockingly fun!” —Mr. Lee
Great bathroom reading!” —another Mr. Lee

BADASSKOREAN.COM ~ Go there if you DARE!

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Description


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Intro
Dedication & Copyright
The Menu of Korean Slang
Cast of Characters
Disclaimer
Rat Ratings
How to use this book
How not to use this book
A Note on Transliteration

ㄱ THE AMAZINGLY MUTABLE TRANSGENDER GIUK

간지난다갈구다갑이다강추강남스타일개기다개드립겁나게; 고고씽; 고딩(초딩, 중딩, 대딩, 직딩); 고춧가루 뿌리다; 골때린다; 골초 or 꼴초; 공주병; 구라까다; 구리다; 귀차니즘; 까리하다; 까다; 깔(따구); 꺄 or 꺅; 깝치다; 깡(다구); (확)깬다; 꺼져; 꽝이다; 꼬라지; 꼬라지 나다; 꼬붕; 꼬지다; 꼴았다; 꼴통; 꼽사리 끼다; 꿀벅지; 꼽살리다

ㄴ THE ANNOYINGLY NASAL NIUN

나발불다; 나비; 나이롱 환자; 나와바리; 낙동강 오리알; 낙하산; 낚다; 네똥 굵다; 날라리; 넨장맞을; 노가다; 노가리 까다; 눈깔이 삐었다; 눈탱이가 밤탱이 되다; 농땡이

ㄷ DIGUT’S DEPTH REVEALED

대가리; 대략난감; 대박이다; 돌아가시겠다; 돌싱; 돌직구; 돗대; 됐거든(요); 된장녀; 뒤땅까다; 뒷북치다; 따 (왕따, 은따, 전따); 따가리; 따먹다; 딱지 떼다; 땡땡이 치다; 땡잡다; 띠껍다

ㄹ RIUL’S ABSENCE IS A MYSTERYㅁ TWO LIPS MEET TO MERGE COMPLETE

만먹다; 말리다; 말 까다; 맛이 갔다; 맞장뜨다; 몰카(지); 물이 좋다; 몽땅

ㅂ BABBLING BIUP, BUZZING FREE

바가지 긁다; 밤새 달려; 바가지 쓰다; 반사; 방콕; 배째라; 100m 미인; 볼매; 불금; 벼락치기; 불알친구; 불타는 고구마; 불어; 빈대붙다; ~빠; 빡세다; 빡돌다; 뽀대난다; 뽀록; 뽀리다; 뽕브라; 뽕빼다; 삐끼; 삥뜯다

ㅅ SLICK, SCALY AND SEPARATE OF LIP

사오정; 삽질하다; 새대가리; 시원하다; 새되다; 섹끈하다; 식후땡; 싸가지없다; 쌍수; 싸이숨 (P’sigh); 쌩까다; 쌩얼; 썰렁하다; 썸(타다)

ㅇ THE YIN AND YANG OF IUNG’S LYRIC

아다; 안물; 왜 씹어?; 안습; 야리다; 양다리; 양아치; 엄창 (엠창); 일잠; 여병추; 영계; 이빠이; 입이 싸다; 잉여; 임마

ㅈ JAMMIN’ TO A JIUT JINGLE

작업; 잘 나가; 쥐뿔; 쥐꼬리만큼; 지못미; 진도 어디까지나갔어?; 짝퉁; 짱이다; 짬뽕; 짭새; 쩐다; 쪽팔리다; 쭉쭉빵빵

ㅊ GET YOUR CHI CHARGED

착하다; 철판깔다; 찬밥; 출튀

ㅋ MOCKINGLY CLEAR AND COLD

컨닝하다

ㅌ TRIED AND TRUE, TIUT WITHDREW

태클걸다; 토끼다; 토나오다; 튕기다

ㅍ THE POWER OF PIUP

88만원 세대; 퍼뜩; 폭탄이다; 품절(남/녀); 피봤어

ㅎ AN END OF ALPHABET COMES

허접; 하의실종; 헐; 환장하다; 후까시 잡다; 흑역사

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Overview


The Insider’s guide to KOREAN SLANG, INVECTIVE & EUPHEMISM
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.

~ Get the Straight Scoop with explanations of uncommon words and unusual usage.
~ Get the skinny on how Koreans think, speak and act.
~ Find out who’s abusing you and how to talk shit back.
~ Plus, how to pick up, break up, make up, or get down and dirty.

REVIEWS
This book is the bomb!” —Mr. Kim
A must read for Koreans and foreigners alike!” —Mr. Park
Shockingly fun!” —Mr. Lee
Great bathroom reading!” —another Mr. Lee

BADASSKOREAN.COM ~ Go there if you DARE!

Read more

Description


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Intro
Dedication & Copyright
The Menu of Korean Slang
Cast of Characters
Disclaimer
Rat Ratings
How to use this book
How not to use this book
A Note on Transliteration

ㄱ THE AMAZINGLY MUTABLE TRANSGENDER GIUK

간지난다갈구다갑이다강추강남스타일개기다개드립겁나게; 고고씽; 고딩(초딩, 중딩, 대딩, 직딩); 고춧가루 뿌리다; 골때린다; 골초 or 꼴초; 공주병; 구라까다; 구리다; 귀차니즘; 까리하다; 까다; 깔(따구); 꺄 or 꺅; 깝치다; 깡(다구); (확)깬다; 꺼져; 꽝이다; 꼬라지; 꼬라지 나다; 꼬붕; 꼬지다; 꼴았다; 꼴통; 꼽사리 끼다; 꿀벅지; 꼽살리다

ㄴ THE ANNOYINGLY NASAL NIUN

나발불다; 나비; 나이롱 환자; 나와바리; 낙동강 오리알; 낙하산; 낚다; 네똥 굵다; 날라리; 넨장맞을; 노가다; 노가리 까다; 눈깔이 삐었다; 눈탱이가 밤탱이 되다; 농땡이

ㄷ DIGUT’S DEPTH REVEALED

대가리; 대략난감; 대박이다; 돌아가시겠다; 돌싱; 돌직구; 돗대; 됐거든(요); 된장녀; 뒤땅까다; 뒷북치다; 따 (왕따, 은따, 전따); 따가리; 따먹다; 딱지 떼다; 땡땡이 치다; 땡잡다; 띠껍다

ㄹ RIUL’S ABSENCE IS A MYSTERYㅁ TWO LIPS MEET TO MERGE COMPLETE

만먹다; 말리다; 말 까다; 맛이 갔다; 맞장뜨다; 몰카(지); 물이 좋다; 몽땅

ㅂ BABBLING BIUP, BUZZING FREE

바가지 긁다; 밤새 달려; 바가지 쓰다; 반사; 방콕; 배째라; 100m 미인; 볼매; 불금; 벼락치기; 불알친구; 불타는 고구마; 불어; 빈대붙다; ~빠; 빡세다; 빡돌다; 뽀대난다; 뽀록; 뽀리다; 뽕브라; 뽕빼다; 삐끼; 삥뜯다

ㅅ SLICK, SCALY AND SEPARATE OF LIP

사오정; 삽질하다; 새대가리; 시원하다; 새되다; 섹끈하다; 식후땡; 싸가지없다; 쌍수; 싸이숨 (P’sigh); 쌩까다; 쌩얼; 썰렁하다; 썸(타다)

ㅇ THE YIN AND YANG OF IUNG’S LYRIC

아다; 안물; 왜 씹어?; 안습; 야리다; 양다리; 양아치; 엄창 (엠창); 일잠; 여병추; 영계; 이빠이; 입이 싸다; 잉여; 임마

ㅈ JAMMIN’ TO A JIUT JINGLE

작업; 잘 나가; 쥐뿔; 쥐꼬리만큼; 지못미; 진도 어디까지나갔어?; 짝퉁; 짱이다; 짬뽕; 짭새; 쩐다; 쪽팔리다; 쭉쭉빵빵

ㅊ GET YOUR CHI CHARGED

착하다; 철판깔다; 찬밥; 출튀

ㅋ MOCKINGLY CLEAR AND COLD

컨닝하다

ㅌ TRIED AND TRUE, TIUT WITHDREW

태클걸다; 토끼다; 토나오다; 튕기다

ㅍ THE POWER OF PIUP

88만원 세대; 퍼뜩; 폭탄이다; 품절(남/녀); 피봤어

ㅎ AN END OF ALPHABET COMES

허접; 하의실종; 헐; 환장하다; 후까시 잡다; 흑역사

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Book details

Genre:FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY

Subgenre:Korean

Language:Korean

Pages:200

eBook ISBN:9781936342518


Overview


The Insider’s guide to KOREAN SLANG, INVECTIVE & EUPHEMISM
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.

~ Get the Straight Scoop with explanations of uncommon words and unusual usage.
~ Get the skinny on how Koreans think, speak and act.
~ Find out who’s abusing you and how to talk shit back.
~ Plus, how to pick up, break up, make up, or get down and dirty.

REVIEWS
This book is the bomb!” —Mr. Kim
A must read for Koreans and foreigners alike!” —Mr. Park
Shockingly fun!” —Mr. Lee
Great bathroom reading!” —another Mr. Lee

BADASSKOREAN.COM ~ Go there if you DARE!

Read more

Description


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Intro
Dedication & Copyright
The Menu of Korean Slang
Cast of Characters
Disclaimer
Rat Ratings
How to use this book
How not to use this book
A Note on Transliteration

ㄱ THE AMAZINGLY MUTABLE TRANSGENDER GIUK

간지난다갈구다갑이다강추강남스타일개기다개드립겁나게; 고고씽; 고딩(초딩, 중딩, 대딩, 직딩); 고춧가루 뿌리다; 골때린다; 골초 or 꼴초; 공주병; 구라까다; 구리다; 귀차니즘; 까리하다; 까다; 깔(따구); 꺄 or 꺅; 깝치다; 깡(다구); (확)깬다; 꺼져; 꽝이다; 꼬라지; 꼬라지 나다; 꼬붕; 꼬지다; 꼴았다; 꼴통; 꼽사리 끼다; 꿀벅지; 꼽살리다

ㄴ THE ANNOYINGLY NASAL NIUN

나발불다; 나비; 나이롱 환자; 나와바리; 낙동강 오리알; 낙하산; 낚다; 네똥 굵다; 날라리; 넨장맞을; 노가다; 노가리 까다; 눈깔이 삐었다; 눈탱이가 밤탱이 되다; 농땡이

ㄷ DIGUT’S DEPTH REVEALED

대가리; 대략난감; 대박이다; 돌아가시겠다; 돌싱; 돌직구; 돗대; 됐거든(요); 된장녀; 뒤땅까다; 뒷북치다; 따 (왕따, 은따, 전따); 따가리; 따먹다; 딱지 떼다; 땡땡이 치다; 땡잡다; 띠껍다

ㄹ RIUL’S ABSENCE IS A MYSTERYㅁ TWO LIPS MEET TO MERGE COMPLETE

만먹다; 말리다; 말 까다; 맛이 갔다; 맞장뜨다; 몰카(지); 물이 좋다; 몽땅

ㅂ BABBLING BIUP, BUZZING FREE

바가지 긁다; 밤새 달려; 바가지 쓰다; 반사; 방콕; 배째라; 100m 미인; 볼매; 불금; 벼락치기; 불알친구; 불타는 고구마; 불어; 빈대붙다; ~빠; 빡세다; 빡돌다; 뽀대난다; 뽀록; 뽀리다; 뽕브라; 뽕빼다; 삐끼; 삥뜯다

ㅅ SLICK, SCALY AND SEPARATE OF LIP

사오정; 삽질하다; 새대가리; 시원하다; 새되다; 섹끈하다; 식후땡; 싸가지없다; 쌍수; 싸이숨 (P’sigh); 쌩까다; 쌩얼; 썰렁하다; 썸(타다)

ㅇ THE YIN AND YANG OF IUNG’S LYRIC

아다; 안물; 왜 씹어?; 안습; 야리다; 양다리; 양아치; 엄창 (엠창); 일잠; 여병추; 영계; 이빠이; 입이 싸다; 잉여; 임마

ㅈ JAMMIN’ TO A JIUT JINGLE

작업; 잘 나가; 쥐뿔; 쥐꼬리만큼; 지못미; 진도 어디까지나갔어?; 짝퉁; 짱이다; 짬뽕; 짭새; 쩐다; 쪽팔리다; 쭉쭉빵빵

ㅊ GET YOUR CHI CHARGED

착하다; 철판깔다; 찬밥; 출튀

ㅋ MOCKINGLY CLEAR AND COLD

컨닝하다

ㅌ TRIED AND TRUE, TIUT WITHDREW

태클걸다; 토끼다; 토나오다; 튕기다

ㅍ THE POWER OF PIUP

88만원 세대; 퍼뜩; 폭탄이다; 품절(남/녀); 피봤어

ㅎ AN END OF ALPHABET COMES

허접; 하의실종; 헐; 환장하다; 후까시 잡다; 흑역사

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About the author


A born-and-bred mid-western boy, Peter Liptak is a poet, world traveler, avid cyclist, and lover of language. Unlike most English majors, he actually made use of his degree teaching English to children and adults in South Korea over the last 20 years, as a private tutor, preschool teacher, and adjunct professor at Incheon University and eventually creating the publishing company Exile Press with its imprints Little Bear Books and Hungry Dictator Press. 



Exploring his interests at the University of Minnesota, from the wonders of Astronomy and Anthropology to Philosophy and Poetics, Peter learned new skills as a preschool teacher, waiter, dance instructor and massage therapist in school and has worked as an actor, teacher, copywriter and author since.

While working and living in Seoul, Peter completed a Master's in Korean History, and using Korea as a source of inspiration, linguistic and otherwise, penned several books including the controversial book of Korean Slang: As much as a Rat's Tail, translated the scathing graphic novel The Great Successor - Kim Jong Un: a Political Cartoon, created the Idiom Attack series of ESL textbooks as well as passion projects including an Art/Poetry book called Letters: Building an Alphabet with Art and Attitude and a series of children's early readers about the lovable Teddy LeBear, including Teddy's Day and Teddy's Camp.

Now living in Minneapolis with his three little ones and lovely wife, Peter continues publishing various works, while pursuing copywriting at The Writer’s Ink, and does web development, video marketing and lead generation for various local businesses through his new business Leadgen Legends

Peter loves to say "Woo Hoo!" and knows that the simple experiences in life hold the greatest adventures. You can follow Peter at www.peteliptak.com or petespoetry.com 



Awards


2016 International Book Awards Gold Medal for Letters,
2016 Illustration Award & Bronze Medal for The Great Successor
2016 Benjamin Franklin Awards: Silver Medal for Korean Slang: As much as a Rat’s Tail
2014 
Korea Literature Translation Institute Grant: for the collected works of North Korea poet Baek Seok
2013 
Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards: Silver Honoree for Teddy's Day HD
2012 
Mom's Choice Awards: Gold Medals in Young Adult Poetry and Interactive eBooks for Letters and Teddy’s Day HD
2012 
Mom's Choice Awards: Silver Medals in Children's Picture Books for Teddy’s Day and Teddy’s Camp
2011 Midwest Book Awards: First Place in Children's Illustrated ebooks for Teddy's Day
2001 
Underwood Fellowship: Yonsei Graduate School of International Studies



Sites
peteliptak.com
exilepress.com 
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