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(Reuters)   South Korea renames condom because half of country had similar sounding name   (story.news.yahoo.com) divider line 87
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2004-12-07 08:27:35 AM  
The federation promotes condom use in South Korea, where only 10 percent of people use condoms when having sex.
 
2004-12-07 09:50:25 AM  
50% of South Koreans are named "JizzBag"?

3Horn
 
2004-12-07 10:23:16 AM  
No, 3horn....50% of South Koreans are named "Spooge-catcher".....


/ got nothin'
 
2004-12-07 12:30:14 PM  
"An old lady called to complain, saying she was worried about her grandson being teased due to her name being 'condom'," Kim said.

ha!


But here in America weird names make you cool (or the child of a celebrity...)!
 
2004-12-07 02:13:41 PM  
We call them "Jimmies" here... Grow some sack, Kim!
 
2004-12-07 02:14:03 PM  
2nd condom story in the last week with the stock condom photo that looks more like red blood cells

/yes, I am keeping count
 
2004-12-07 02:14:28 PM  
IT'S ABOUT TIME SOMEONE DID SOMETHING ABOUT THAT.

SINCERELY

MR. TROJAN.
 
2004-12-07 02:15:00 PM  
I thought Jimmies were those little, colored candy things you put on ice cream?

Though everyone knows you don't put ANYTHING on GOOD ice cream.
 
2004-12-07 02:16:31 PM  
I want my last name to be "Love Necessity."

Sincerely,

Thyomorb Love Necessity
 
2004-12-07 02:16:33 PM  
scheez....10%
 
2004-12-07 02:16:51 PM  
Mr. Wang unavailable for comment
 
2004-12-07 02:16:52 PM  
the only phrase I know in Korean is condom-so? translation :will you please use a condom?
I'm glad my extensive Korean vocab will not become obsolete.
 
2004-12-07 02:18:45 PM  
Remember kids, recycle.
 
2004-12-07 02:19:11 PM  
Submitted with different headline: "Nobody in South Korea wants to have same name as condom. Jimmy Hat unavailable for comment"
 
2004-12-07 02:21:01 PM  
heh

/raughing out roud
 
2004-12-07 02:21:03 PM  
10%! Time to go to South Korea!
 
2004-12-07 02:21:05 PM  
Wow...only 10% use condoms...in a nation where something over 60% population has broadband internet access. It's not like they can say they didn't know...

Maybe I'm missing something?
 
2004-12-07 02:23:00 PM  
I know a Korean named Dong. Actually, I know a couple. You just can't win with names like that.
 
2004-12-07 02:23:06 PM  
Mr. President, that headline is not entirely accurate...
 
2004-12-07 02:23:06 PM  
so ronery
 
2004-12-07 02:23:09 PM  
Lemme guess...

Wang.
 
2004-12-07 02:23:19 PM  
Lubbers?
 
sos
2004-12-07 02:23:21 PM  
NineInchNader I thought Jimmies were those little, colored candy things you put on ice cream?

"Jimmies" are a New England name for those (although to me, only the brown ones are Jimmies - the others are colored sprinkles). It's rare to hear that name outside of here.
 
2004-12-07 02:23:53 PM  
Isn't that part of the message. Half of the people wouldn't be there if you all friggin' used a condom.

It's like telling someone they make the case for abortion.

Oh, I see why some people may take issue with that.
 
2004-12-07 02:23:56 PM  
Dick Cover?
 
2004-12-07 02:24:15 PM  
I didnt know that rubber dick sheath was such a popular term in Korea
 
2004-12-07 02:25:16 PM  
Mr. Happysock!
Paging Mr. Happysock!
There's a call for your on the white courtesy phone.
 
2004-12-07 02:26:37 PM  
So, what is the name that "ae-pil" sounds like? "Eh, Phil?"
 
sos
2004-12-07 02:27:27 PM  
diskop 10%! Time to go to South Korea!

I don't know... to me that's a big sign that says "STD infested." I don't want any part in that. I'm happy with my girlfriend anyway.
 
2004-12-07 02:29:35 PM  
So what's the big deal? The other half are named "dong"


DRTFA


/throws a quarter into a trash can "ding, dang dong"
 
2004-12-07 02:29:37 PM  
I hear they're having a similar problem in Mongolia with "butt plug".
 
2004-12-07 02:29:40 PM  
The federation promotes condom use in South Korea, where only 10 percent of people use condoms when having sex.

Yeesh. Glad I got out of the military before I had to do a tour in South Korea.
 
2004-12-07 02:30:16 PM  
In other news, I went to elementary school with a girl named Caroline Condon.
 
2004-12-07 02:30:53 PM  
I have met many koreans in my day, but none were called Tlojan
 
2004-12-07 02:31:03 PM  
The federation promotes condom use in South Korea, where only 10 percent of people use condoms when having sex.

And the other 90% use them when....doing yardwork?
 
2004-12-07 02:31:13 PM  
This story reminded me of this...

[image from crazyabouttv.com too old to be available]
 
2004-12-07 02:31:13 PM  
sos -- ""Jimmies" are a New England name for those (although to me, only the brown ones are Jimmies - the others are colored sprinkles). It's rare to hear that name outside of here."


Brown Jimmies? My god, that would be a great name for the little micro-turds one gets after a bad night of drinking the wrong crap...

Though, to be honest, I was making a KND reference. I'm thinking I'm the only one sad enough to watch that crap.
 
2004-12-07 02:32:42 PM  
Change the name to "Tiny Pecker"
 
2004-12-07 02:32:44 PM  
2004-12-07 02:29:40 PM Sgt Otter

Yeesh. Glad I got out of the military before I had to do a tour in South Korea.


You have no idea what you're saying. You missed out.
 
2004-12-07 02:33:28 PM  
paperwallsoftime

So, what is the name that "ae-pil" sounds like? "Eh, Phil?"


April. It's a girl's name.

/submitted with better headline hours and hours ago.
 
2004-12-07 02:34:13 PM  
Dong?
 
2004-12-07 02:36:15 PM  
One of my funniest memories from Korea was when my girlfriend asked my to buy her some "Ugly" shampoo for the commissary.

I said "Ugly shampoo?"

She said "Yes, you know 'Ugly' A-G-R-E-E. Ugly!"
 
2004-12-07 02:37:44 PM  
sos

I understand New Yorkers sometimes refer to (used) jimmies as Coney Island whitefish, which I personally think is both brilliant and perfectly typical of New Yorkers
 
2004-12-07 02:38:06 PM  
Heck, they should go with the Chinese word for it:

Wrapper that insures (Bao xian tao)

/never had a lick of trouble finding condoms in shops in Korea.
//Alas, never actually needed to use one while there.
///wouldn't hit a juicy or a hooker if it were free.
 
2004-12-07 02:39:35 PM  
Long Duck Dong surrenders
 
2004-12-07 02:41:08 PM  
The Southern Dandy:

Yeesh. Glad I got out of the military before I had to do a tour in South Korea.

You have no idea what you're saying. You missed out.


Oh, I know I did. I've heard plenty, although I'm sure Germany (and all the side trips to the Netherlands, Denmark, France, & Belgium) and Italy and made up for it.

Come to think of it, after what a tour in Germany did to my liver, I don't think I could handle a ROK tour without a transplant first.
 
2004-12-07 02:41:10 PM  
I understand New Yorkers sometimes refer to (used) jimmies as Coney Island whitefish, which I personally think is both brilliant and perfectly typical of New Yorkers

/we also call them East River trout
 
2004-12-07 02:42:42 PM  
What are you complaining about?

I have to sleep under someone named after a duck's dork!
 
2004-12-07 02:44:12 PM  
Devin172


Wow...only 10% use condoms...in a nation where something over 60% population has broadband internet access. It's not like they can say they didn't know...

Maybe I'm missing something?


Yeah, you're missing the fact that of the 60% that have broadband, most stay in their homes playing Final Fantasy Online, downloading porn and not going out to do anything that would require a condom...

/I keed
//I have broadband, but had to make the joke anyway.
///I have a girlfriend, too.
////Not getting much time on the Internet, though...
 
2004-12-07 02:45:09 PM  
[image from ezthemes.com too old to be available]

No. 1 in the nation.... Despite the name.

/UofM fan
 
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