|Revised Romanization||Bojihwayangdong buralsongseonsaeng|
Bojihwayangdong buralsongseonsaeng (Hangul: 보지화양동 불알송선생; Hanja: 步之華陽洞 不謁宋先生 or 步之花陽同 不謁宋先生) is a bilingual pun in Classical Chinese and Korean. It is part of the literature of the Joseon period of Korea. It has historically been used as a source of humour in Korean.
When Heo Mok was ordered to attend the academy of the more senior scholar Song Siyeol at Hwayang-dong, he made the journey. Once he got there, he was forced to wait for a long time. Then he found out the appointment had been cancelled. Heo Mok angrily stated "bojihwayangdong buralsongseonsaeng". In Classical Chinese, the statement means "Walked to Hwayang-dong; did not see teacher Song", but in native Korean, boji (Hangul: 보지) refers to "female genitals", while bural (Hangul: 불알) means "testicles", making the expression additionally mean "cunt Hwayang-dong; testicles teacher Song".
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- 정운채, 강미정 외, 문학치료 서사사전 2:설화편(서사와문학치료연구소 문학치료총서 3) (문학과 치료, 2009년)