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IOI's Jeon So Mi corrects Kim Young Chul on his outdated English usage

By jubilantj   Sunday, September 18, 2016   183,537   8,042   115
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The September 18 airing of 'Hello Friends' showed the efforts of young K-Pop idols trying to close the generation gap between them and older "uncles." 

One of these so-called uncle panelists, Kim Young Chul, was explaining the term "top-notch" and how it is occasionally used as a term to express that someone did a good job. When Kim Young Chul turned to IOI's Jeon So Mi, who is fluent in English to ask her whether this is correct, So Mi replied, "It is." 


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The idol went on, "But it's not an expression that is used often. 'You did so well' or 'You are so good' is more common." 

Kim Young Chul joked, "I use advanced English that foreigners don't use a lot. It's because So Mi is still in her teens that she uses those expressions instead." So Mi joked back, "Kim Young Chul is like an American oldster.




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hiroonakamura Tuesday, September 20, 2016

considering that she lives in korea, is of canadian descent (come on - it's canada) ---she really isnt the best person to tell him what is used nowadays in English considering that english is spoken in north america, europa and australia as main languages in countries there

hiroonakamura Tuesday, September 20, 2016

super derp pic of her though

ilovecake99 Monday, September 19, 2016

idk i hear it a lot from british ppl. not americans though.

3percenter ilovecake99 Monday, September 19, 2016

Ironic because the term is of American English origin from the early 19th century. It was later adopted into British English.

mariemay Monday, September 19, 2016

The one in pink is so shocked 😂😂😂Theothers are like "well what can we say ?" 😂😂And her member is like "huh"Oh my Somi 😂😘

DisplayNameP Monday, September 19, 2016

pak ganern in philippines hahahahahah go mga bes

lovelynnnnnn DisplayNameP Monday, September 19, 2016

Hahaha omg so true!

beyondordinary Monday, September 19, 2016

I don't think she actually said that the term was outdated... but it's definitely not something I hear very often. I even said it to my friends one time and they gave me a 'wtf' look, like why am I talking like that? LOL I think I can say that for most of Gen Y, it definitely is not a common expression to use.

hellokpop95 Monday, September 19, 2016

Bruh. She is the next Tiffany. Lol

Ninja_Poster Monday, September 19, 2016

Awesome, excellent, etc = top-notch

IRULEULOSE Monday, September 19, 2016

I am an American and that's not an outdated term...girl doesn't know her stuff.

Chrysantheneum IRULEULOSE Monday, September 19, 2016

wrong title. She just said it isn't used often in the younger generations. AllKpop made it öutdated"

Jarhon (Banned) Monday, September 19, 2016

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