Via the Open Thread comes this video that has been circling around the Internet of a foreigner on a bus in Korea causing a ruckus:
The Marmot’s Hole has more details about what happened, but the foreigner is an American English teacher and the bus driver pulled over at a police station to have him arrested. Apparently a passenger told him to quiet down because he was talking too loudly and he confused “니가 여기 앉아” as a term containing the N-word due to “니가”.
I have been reading the book Unchon-ni which interestingly even back in the 1960′s black soldiers were confusing “니가” with the N-word. So this isn’t something that is new, but regardless hopefully this person is arrested for assault and forced to make appropriate compensation for this ruckus because despite the misunderstanding his behavior is completely inappropriate.