North Korea advises young people not to use South Korean lingo
North Korean official media has warned its youth against using South Korean slang and advised them to speak the country's standard language instead. North Korea's official newspaper issued additional warnings against imitating South Korean clothes, haircuts, and music.
It's part of a new law aimed at eradicating any foreign influence through hefty punishments. Those who break the law may suffer imprisonment or even execution.
The newspaper Rodong Sinmun recently issued a warning to millennials about the dangers of emulating South Korean pop culture. It emphasised the superiority of Pyongyang dialect Korean and the importance of proper usage by young people.
The North has recently attempted to eradicate South Korean terminology, such as a lady referring to her spouse as "oppa," a term that literally means "older brother" but is commonly used to refer to a boyfriend.
Anyone caught with substantial amounts of South Korean, American, or Japanese media now faces the death penalty. Those who are caught watching it will be sentenced to 15 years in prison.