Posted by KpopJoA52 pts Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Netizens wonder why foreigners call tvN's 'Dokkaebi' as 'Goblin'

With the ever growing popularity of tvN drama 'Goblin' netizens want to know why foreigners call 'Dokkaebi' (Korean name), 'Goblin', hoping foreign viewers would get it right.

Dokkaebi is a mythical being in Korean folklore. The Dokkaebi plays pranks on people and punishes the wicked while rewarding good people with blessings including wealth. Although there are some similarities to the Western folklore creature "goblin," they are definitely not the same.

On an online community posttitled 'Dokkaebi'sforeign title', numerous photos of the drama titled as 'Goblin' were posted. To top, or rather, bottom things off, a funny photo of an actual green goblin was posted at the end, causing much laughter.

Netizens commented,

"My foreign friend asked me if I was watching Goblin and I said 'What's That?'"

"Can't they just use the original romanized version "Dokkaebi?"

"I literally LOL'ed at this kekeke."

"They do look like dokkaebi, but I think the green goblins will swing the spiky bats aroundmore."

"This is hilarious!"

"Goblin... the lonely and great God... LOL."

"This is just so wrong."

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