Lee Seung Gi Isn′t Perfect?
Gasp! Is the ultimate golden boy not so perfect after all?
Well - unless you′re a stickler about elocution, there′s not much to worry about - it′s just Lee Seung Gi being Lee Seung Gi - aka, the umchinah
(mother′s friend′s perfect son) who′s still somehow a Huh Dang (a slightly slow person).
On the December 27 broadcast of SBS’ Strong Heart, Lee Seung Gi broke out in a sweat after he misread a word.
He read the word ’volpum’ (which means appearance) as ‘volume.‘ The incident happened at the beginning of the talk show when guests wrote each other questions.
Lee read somebody’s note toward actress Lim Jung Eun, “I saw your photo spread and I was so surprised to find you have a good figure. Are you working out to be in good shape? I don’t look nice… [iterarily, what she said was ‘I don’t have a good appearance’ (‘volpum’)].
At this part, Lee misread ’volpum’ as ‘volume‘, drawing laughter and boos from the guests.
Why such a big deal? While to you native English speakers, volume just means volume, in Korea, it could be misinterpreted, ′I don′t have a voluptuous body.′
Again...why does that matter? Because the question was written by the nation′s little sister, IU.
But while she was embarrassed at first, IU soon recovered her composure and clarified, “I saw Lim Jung Eun’s photo spread. I think she was born with a good figure that people might feel jealous of. I think it’s time for me to worry about my figure. Women with nice hips look pretty.”
It′s okay IU. We′re sure all the men in Korea think you′re perfect the way you are, with or without volume or volpum!
Photo credit: SBS