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(Kotaku)   Helen Keller speechless over South Korean "The Diary of Anne Frank" book cover   (kotaku.com) divider line 88
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2014-03-27 04:13:19 PM  
It appears to me that, for all four covers shown, the fist word of the title (I'm assuming the title is in the large print) is the same, but the second word on the "racy" cover differs from the second word on the other three normal covers (which is the same for all three). I don't know Korean, so if someone with more knowledge could explain this better... Is the word on the second book a synonym? Or is this BS?
 
2014-03-27 04:22:56 PM  
Meanwhile, still no book for the heroic Anne Frank who led the Germans to victory at Pearl Harbor then disappeared in the Pacific shortly afterward
 
2014-03-27 04:27:20 PM  

siyuntz: It appears to me that, for all four covers shown, the fist word of the title (I'm assuming the title is in the large print) is the same, but the second word on the "racy" cover differs from the second word on the other three normal covers (which is the same for all three). I don't know Korean, so if someone with more knowledge could explain this better... Is the word on the second book a synonym? Or is this BS?


The first word is simply "Anne" transliterated into Korean (An-ne) with the particle (ui) for possessive. "Ilgi" is just "diary." The hanja (Chinese characters) for "ilgi" are, I believe, correct; however, in modern Korean hanja has fallen a bit out of favor in lieu of hangeul (Korean script).

My Korean's not all that great anymore, but the text appears to be authentic based on what I can translate. If I weren't at work I'd sit down and translate it out but, well, y'know.
 
2014-03-27 04:50:06 PM  
Wow... I kinda wanna bone Anne Frank now.
 
2014-03-27 05:08:49 PM  
 
2014-03-27 05:13:01 PM  

DanZero: Meanwhile, still no book for the heroic Anne Frank who led the Germans to victory at Pearl Harbor then disappeared in the Pacific shortly afterward


That was Amelia Erhart.
 
2014-03-27 05:49:06 PM  

Mentat: DanZero: Meanwhile, still no book for the heroic Anne Frank who led the Germans to victory at Pearl Harbor then disappeared in the Pacific shortly afterward

That was Amelia Erhart.


Nah, you're thinking of the black guy from Lethal Weapon.
 
2014-03-27 06:00:31 PM  

fusillade762: Mentat: DanZero: Meanwhile, still no book for the heroic Anne Frank who led the Germans to victory at Pearl Harbor then disappeared in the Pacific shortly afterward

That was Amelia Erhart.

Nah, you're thinking of the black guy from Lethal Weapon.


Cuba Gooding Jr?
 
2014-03-27 06:00:40 PM  

Mentat: DanZero: Meanwhile, still no book for the heroic Anne Frank who led the Germans to victory at Pearl Harbor then disappeared in the Pacific shortly afterward

That was Amelia Erhart.


I thought Ameila invented plutonium.
 
2014-03-27 06:01:47 PM  
she's pretty hot for a deaf, dumb, and blind aeronautic pioneer.
 
2014-03-27 06:05:44 PM  
For every kotaku link, a baby that would have grown up to create video games dies
 
2014-03-27 06:05:53 PM  
Well she does describe her pussy.
 
2014-03-27 06:06:33 PM  
at least she can't see it
 
2014-03-27 06:06:49 PM  
Soooo we're NOT tired of this joke yet.

Noted.
 
2014-03-27 06:07:14 PM  

p0nk: she's pretty hot for a deaf, dumb, and blind aeronautic pioneer,

discoverer of radium, and founder of the modern nursing profession.
 
2014-03-27 06:07:48 PM  

Tom_Slick: fusillade762: Mentat: DanZero: Meanwhile, still no book for the heroic Anne Frank who led the Germans to victory at Pearl Harbor then disappeared in the Pacific shortly afterward

That was Amelia Erhart.

Nah, you're thinking of the black guy from Lethal Weapon.

Cuba Gooding Jr?


Your thinking of the guy from the Jamaican bobsled team.
 
2014-03-27 06:08:44 PM  
I taught in Korea, and this really doesn't surprise me. There are publishers who just churn out books to be used in private academies because they are a second stream of income. Force all your students to buy the awful books you publish as well as pay for class.
 
2014-03-27 06:09:28 PM  

Needlessly Complicated: Soooo we're NOT tired of this joke yet.

Noted.


What're you talking about? This is grade-A material right here!

RIP your sense of humor!

Now I'm going to back to posting pictures of disabled kids and potatoes. Hilarious!
 
2014-03-27 06:10:14 PM  
When you consider she was totally farking Peter van Daan and even has a pregnancy scare, maybe the slutty cover isn't too far off.
 
2014-03-27 06:12:53 PM  
What the hell South Korea? I thought you were Japan's less crazy cousin.
 
2014-03-27 06:13:07 PM  

SwiftFox: p0nk: she's pretty hot for a deaf, dumb, and blind aeronautic pioneer, discoverer of radium, and founder of the modern nursing profession.


It's good to see that being dead nearly 70 years hasn't slowed down her growing list of accomplishments.
 
2014-03-27 06:14:14 PM  

Richard C Stanford: What the hell South Korea? I thought you were Japan's less crazy cousin.


They are, Japan's version would involve tentacles.
 
2014-03-27 06:14:50 PM  
FTA: "Sigh. Of course, folks in South Korea are puzzled by this cover as well. (Japanese text that wouldn't copy)."

And, in other news, Japanese and Korean are different languages.
 
2014-03-27 06:15:12 PM  

zulius: Tom_Slick: fusillade762: Mentat: DanZero: Meanwhile, still no book for the heroic Anne Frank who led the Germans to victory at Pearl Harbor then disappeared in the Pacific shortly afterward

That was Amelia Erhart.

Nah, you're thinking of the black guy from Lethal Weapon.

Cuba Gooding Jr?

Your thinking of the guy from the Jamaican bobsled team.


John Candy?
 
2014-03-27 06:15:29 PM  

Tom_Slick: fusillade762: Mentat: DanZero: Meanwhile, still no book for the heroic Anne Frank who led the Germans to victory at Pearl Harbor then disappeared in the Pacific shortly afterward

That was Amelia Erhart.

Nah, you're thinking of the black guy from Lethal Weapon.

Cuba Gooding Jr?


No, Chris Tucker.
 
2014-03-27 06:16:44 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Well she does describe her pussy.


What_Would_Jimi_Do: at least she can't see it


Word.
 
2014-03-27 06:16:49 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: When you consider she was totally farking Peter van Daan and even has a pregnancy scare, maybe the slutty cover isn't too far off.


And there's a passage floating around about how she longs for the touch of one of her friends from school. Her female friend.
 
2014-03-27 06:20:07 PM  
That looks like a young Alyssa Milano on that cover.
 
2014-03-27 06:21:28 PM  

RminusQ: AverageAmericanGuy: When you consider she was totally farking Peter van Daan and even has a pregnancy scare, maybe the slutty cover isn't too far off.

And there's a passage floating around about how she longs for the touch of one of her friends from school. Her female friend.


Yeah, they covered that in Anne's Attic 3
 
2014-03-27 06:23:42 PM  

NobleHam: zulius: Tom_Slick: fusillade762: Mentat: DanZero: Meanwhile, still no book for the heroic Anne Frank who led the Germans to victory at Pearl Harbor then disappeared in the Pacific shortly afterward

That was Amelia Erhart.

Nah, you're thinking of the black guy from Lethal Weapon.

Cuba Gooding Jr?

Your thinking of the guy from the Jamaican bobsled team.

John Candy?


No, dumbass, it's that guy that hosts the morning talkshow with that skinny blonde chick.

Pretty sure he played baseball or basketball.
 
2014-03-27 06:25:09 PM  

Ponzholio: Mentat: DanZero: Meanwhile, still no book for the heroic Anne Frank who led the Germans to victory at Pearl Harbor then disappeared in the Pacific shortly afterward

That was Amelia Erhart.

I thought Ameila invented plutonium.


Only in her dreams. That young woman had such a fantasy prone personality after all...
bp2.blogger.com
 
2014-03-27 06:25:13 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: When you consider she was totally farking Peter van Daan and even has a pregnancy scare, maybe the slutty cover isn't too far off.


Yeah, but most versions don't feature a climax where she dyes blonde and catches some rays in her pastel and denim getup. .
 
2014-03-27 06:26:16 PM  
RminusQ And there's a passage floating around about how she longs for the touch of one of her friends from school. Her female friend.

yeah Mr. Frank censored that stuff, Craig Ferguson's producer knew her before the Nazis & said she had a biatchy rep, per a proto-Belieber
http://articles.latimes.com/2013/apr/12/entertainment/la-et-st-ca-la ss ally-20130414/2
 
2014-03-27 06:26:37 PM  
"Me Love You Long Time"

By Anne Frank
 
2014-03-27 06:26:49 PM  
And the title was:  Helen Keller:  Diary of the Last of the Red Hot Hoochy-Koochy Girls.

This is not the worst crime of unscrupulous publishers though.

Worse still was:  Gay Boys in Bondage.

The real book was misleading enough but the one attributed to William Shakespeare was just dull light porn

I dare you to Google "gay boys in bondage" with SafeSearch off.

It took me several minutes just to narrow the search down with keywords that brought up the Monty Python sketch. As for the real book, which is a harmless bit of Edwardian boys adventure fiction with an unintentionally funny title, I still haven't found that one. I know it must be out there, but Google is crapping out more and more often since it commercialized search
 
2014-03-27 06:27:44 PM  
But what does Lizzie Borden have to say about all this?
 
2014-03-27 06:28:04 PM  

Ponzholio: Mentat: DanZero: Meanwhile, still no book for the heroic Anne Frank who led the Germans to victory at Pearl Harbor then disappeared in the Pacific shortly afterward

That was Amelia Erhart.

I thought Ameila invented plutonium.


No, that was Anne Heche
 
2014-03-27 06:28:46 PM  

skinink: "Me Love You Long Time"

By Anne Frank


That's a Vietnamese thing.
 
2014-03-27 06:30:21 PM  

Uzzah: Wow... I kinda wanna bone Anne Frank now.


I thought the same thing too but I'd be afraid of her killing me in my sleep with an ax like she did her parents.
 
2014-03-27 06:30:40 PM  

p0nk: she's pretty hot for a deaf, dumb, and blind aeronautic pioneer.


And she sure played a mean pinball....
 
2014-03-27 06:30:42 PM  

skinink: "Me Love You Long Time"

By Anne Frank


"Hi Schatze, hast du Freundin ins Berlin?"
 
2014-03-27 06:30:54 PM  

UsikFark: AverageAmericanGuy: When you consider she was totally farking Peter van Daan and even has a pregnancy scare, maybe the slutty cover isn't too far off.

Yeah, but most versions don't feature a climax where she dyes blonde and catches some rays in her pastel and denim getup. .


Plus I don't see a single pizza roll on that cover. This shiat is bush league, South Korea.
 
2014-03-27 06:31:39 PM  

Tom_Slick: Richard C Stanford: What the hell South Korea? I thought you were Japan's less crazy cousin.

They are, Japan's version would involve tentacles.


Plus gravity defying hair and a sword even He-Man couldn't lift.
 
2014-03-27 06:31:57 PM  

RoyHobbs22: Ponzholio: Mentat: DanZero: Meanwhile, still no book for the heroic Anne Frank who led the Germans to victory at Pearl Harbor then disappeared in the Pacific shortly afterward

That was Amelia Erhart.

I thought Ameila invented plutonium.

No, that was Anne Heche


No she was burned on the stake.
 
2014-03-27 06:32:16 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: UsikFark: AverageAmericanGuy: When you consider she was totally farking Peter van Daan and even has a pregnancy scare, maybe the slutty cover isn't too far off.

Yeah, but most versions don't feature a climax where she dyes blonde and catches some rays in her pastel and denim getup. .

Plus I don't see a single pizza roll on that cover. This shiat is bush league, South Korea.


The pizza roll is in the oven.
In. The Oven.
 
2014-03-27 06:32:18 PM  

Tom_Slick: Richard C Stanford: What the hell South Korea? I thought you were Japan's less crazy cousin.

They are, Japan's version would involve tentacles.


Square ones.
 
2014-03-27 06:33:07 PM  
 
2014-03-27 06:33:25 PM  

brantgoose: And the title was:  Helen Keller:  Diary of the Last of the Red Hot Hoochy-Koochy Girls.


Did someone say Red Hot Hoochy-Koochy Girl?
www.worldoflongmire.com
 
2014-03-27 06:34:30 PM  
I figured it out with the help of the learned scholars and gentlemen of the Fortean Times (who couldn't find it either).

The title was confused. The real book is Boy Scouts in Bondage and is a ripping tale of the adventures of two squeeky clean boy scouts from the 1930s.

And now something completely different in reward for your patience (and mine) is a scene in a bookstore:

http://www.biffzongo.com/2011/02/28/boy-scouts-in-bondage/
 
2014-03-27 06:35:00 PM  
is she even still alive? that was a pretty long time ago.
 
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