NORTH Koreans could be sent to labour camps for flouting a tyrannical ban on slang or textspeak.
Madcap leader Kim Jong-un fears teens are using words popular in democratic South Korea.
Authorities in the secretive state will inspect citizens’ phones. Rule breakers face the gulag.
Examples include “chal-ka” (see you) and “ty” (English abbreviation for thank you). South Korean TV is banned in the North.
A parent told Japanese journalists anyone breaching the phone message rules “will be suspected of watching South Korean dramas and interrogated”.
They added: “Inspectors also check the text messages for any rumours or complaints about difficulties due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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“However, students and young people are clever, so they are very careful to delete their text messages as soon as possible after sending them.”
In a leaked top-secret document Jong-un brands South Korea a puppet of the US and names more banned words, such as “oppa” for older brother.
Jong-un wrote: “This is a typical example of the perverted ‘puppet language’ and ‘puppet style’ that is widespread in our society.”
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