good notes*

  • Friend: I finally watched that Green Day documentary you gave me.
  • Me: :D Yay! What did you think?
  • Friend: It was OK. But, the drummer you like, his voice doesn't match his face. Like, I was expecting a manly voice with the Mountie outfit and everything. I thought the lead singer was throwing his voice.
  • Me: ??? What, how?
  • Friend: He's cute though
  • Me: Oh good, We can be friends again.
  • Friend: Wait, what?
  • Me: Hi. :) Let's go back to the cute part.
What’s the difference??  문제, 문제점, and 문젯거리

I got a request to clarify the difference between these words from an Anon a while ago. I’m so sorry it took this long to get to it… but here it is! 문제, 문제점, and 문젯거리. In English, we might use “problem” or “question” for all of them. But how exactly are they similar and how are they different? Let’s find out!

문제

문제 is the most commonly heard of these three. According to Naver, it has three definitions:

1. A question asking for/demanding an answer

2. The focus of a dispute, debate, research, etc.

3. Something that is hard to settle

Looking at those definitions, we can say that ‘문제’ translates to “problem” in English with pretty much no issue. It matched up pretty well! Let’s look at some examples of each of the three definitions of this word.

1. 시험지를 받으면 문제를 잘 읽고 풀어보세요. (When you get your test sheet, read the problems carefully and try to solve them.)

2. 현대 사회에서는 가공 식품 섭취 증가에 따른 비만 문제가 심각합니다. (In modern society, the problem of obesity caused by the increased consumption of processed foods is severe.)

3. 현 정부에서 가장 먼저 해결하고자 하는 문제는 실업 문제입니다. (The problem that the current government means to address first is the problem of unemployment.)


문제점

문제점’s definition is “something that is/becomes a problem (문제).” The “점” in 문제점 here is important. 점 comes from Hanja (Chinese characters) and means “point.” Following that, 문제점 is a problematic point or drawback out of the whole of something. You can use this word when, for example, pointing out a flaw or flaws in something.

이 계획의 가장 큰 문제점은 비용이에요. (This plan’s biggest flaw is its cost.)

남들의 문제점만 계속 지적하는 사람은 좋은 사람이 아니에요. ( Someone who constantly only points out others’ flaws is not a good person.)

Please note that you could use “문제” in the first sentence here and it would also be correct. There is a bit of overlap among the three terms in question in this post, so there will be cases where one is interchangeable with another.


문젯거리

This word is perhaps the least easily translatable out of the three. The two definitions of 문젯거리 given in the Naver dictionary are:

1. Something that could be the cause of different problems

2. An issue that is hard to take care of

If we look at the second half of this word, “거리,” we can get a better feel for what it means. In this case, 거리 is sort of like “ingredient” or “element.” It follows that 문젯거리 is a problematic element. We can see the same 거리 in the word 걱정거리, which is something that causes worry (an element or ingredient of worry). Let’s look at some examples.

1. 이렇게 빡빡한 스케줄은 문젯거리가 될 것 같아요. (I think a schedule this tight would be a problem (be problematic).

2. 요즘 미국에는 신나치가 문젯거리예요. (Lately in the US, neo-Nazis are a problem.)


Happy studying~

the thing about millennials who don’t want kids is I feel like a lot of them are deeply On Board for their friends’ kids

like I’m among the minority of my friends in definitely for sure wanting kids someday

but each of my parenthood-eschewing friends has claimed a different role in my future offspring’s life and they seem very excited to play it

so we as a generation may have fewer children

but I feel like they’ll be the most supported and loved children imaginable

reminders for the young wlw out there
  • it’s okay to want to have sex with a girl
  • it’s also okay to be totally terrified at the thought of having sex with a girl- internalized homophobia affects all of us to a certain extent
  • it’s okay to want to make out with a girl for hours on end (seriously, it’s totally an okay thing to think about)
  • it’s okay to fantasize about girls, even in a sexual way. you are not dirty for doing this.
  • you can absolutely wear clothes that are stereotypically lesbian, such as flannels. in the same note, you can totally cut your hair short if you want. you aren’t perpetuating a stereotype, you’re embracing who you are
  • you can also completely stay away from any clothing that would signify you might be a wlw (especially if you’re in a situation where the suspicion that you’re a wlw could cause you harm)- it’s completely your choice, just don’t shame anybody that does decide to take on that style.
  • it’s okay to not immediately date a girl once you come out. take some time to figure out your feelings, it’s okay. you’ll find somebody that you want to date in your own time, or you can just decide you don’t want to ever date anybody. that’s also perfectly okay.
  • it’s okay to dream about a future with a wife
  • it’s okay to hold your girlfriend’s hand in public and be affectionate in public. it’s not gross or icky, it’s good and cute, i promise.
  • it’s okay to come out to everybody you speak to (there’s nothing wrong with you, and if people judge you, they’re the ones who are wrong), but it’s also valid to only come out to a small select group of people. both approaches are fine.
  • it’s okay to masturbate while thinking about girls. it’s okay, you’re not weird for doing this. it’s a common thing.
  • it’s okay to watch movies or tv shows with wlw, even the ones that are cliche and really cheesy. if they make you feel validated and happy, continue doing so.
  • being a wlw is not shameful
  • you are not broken
  • you aren’t somebody that needs to be “fixed”
  • your thoughts and feelings are valid
  • you are not alone
  • you are loved

My nayme is Cowe,🐄
The grasse I eate,🌱
The sunne is warm,🌞
The aire is sweete,🌬


I luv my friends,❤
The cowes and sheep,🐄🐑
In day we romp,🐄
At nighte we sleep,🐮😴


Ostensiblye,😌
We slumber then,🐮😴
At least so thinks🤔
The human men,👬


In eeriye mist,🌫
I care'flly go😐
A bovine tryste 🐄
(The men don’t knowe),👬😯


A Cowe I like,🐄
Who likes me backe,🐂
She’s white and browne,🐂
I’m white and blacke,🐄


I have but one☝️
Detail to say,😊
I lik her head,🐄😛🐂
This Cowe is gaye :) 🐄❤️💛💚💙💜🐂


And such concludes🙋🏽
My poeme nowe,📝
The storye of📖
Lesbiane Cowe.💖🐄💖🐄💖🐄💖

since it seems to be the consensus that being the weird girl is lesbian culture i think we can all agree that harper from wizards of waverly place was a lesbian

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