[LETTERS TO THE EDITOR]Let's use our own tongue for productsRecently I went shopping for some winter clothing.
I noticed that each and every one of the clothing brand names and companies were in the Roman alphabet. I do agree that we live in a time when there is a flood of English words and letters, but this is too much. It may be a marketing effort, but there is far too great a proliferation of foreign words.
Our Korean language and alphabet are a significant part of our identity, which is one of a kind in the world. We should be proud of them.
I believe that if merchandisers and marketers would use our proud cultural resources to their fullest extent, it could lead to a whole new trend of pride among Koreans.
I hope the clothing industry starts to develop ways to do this.
by Lee Hyo-eun