Seum Dwa: A Running Man Lexicon

The world of Running Man has a language all its own. From seum dwa to vacation, words take on new meanings in Running-man land.  For example- you say seasoning, RM says ramyun powder. Henceforth reference the following handy guide when you need to  figure out how to say “Where is the nearest train station?” (Can you direct me to the nearest dice throwing platform?) or “How much is it?” (How many running coins for this soju?) before your name tag is ripped off.

Air Dispensing Device

Air Dispensing Device

A

Air dispensing device, noun \ɛ́r dɪ̀spɛ́nsɪŋ dɪváys\

: an instrument whereby air will be forcefully shot into a users face, usually after amplifying the users vocal outpouring.

Alliance, noun \ə-ˈlī-ən(t)s\

: an association or promise between individuals that will dissolve in treachery within two hours.

Americano, noun \ˈkȯ-fē, ˈkä-\

:caffeinated beverage used to win the favor of Song Ji Hyo.

Amusement Park, noun \ əmyúzmənt pɑ́rk\

:a commercially operated park containing rides and games, location where scary people chase you and try to rip off your name tag.

Anxiety, noun \ æŋzájəti ɪ́nstəgètərz\

: result of hearing the noise created when small bells are worn on tennis shoes.

Backpack

Backpack

B

Backpack, noun \ˈbak-ˌpak\

: item carrier that will save you in the end.

Currency

Currency

C

Currency, noun \ˈkər-ən(t)-sē,

:a medium of exchange awarded after challenges; accepted by all local convenience stores and markets, always emblazoned with the Running Man emblem.

Dice Throwing Platform

Dice Throwing Platform

D

Dance party, noun \ˈdan(t)s \

: physical activity individuals engage in after being ousted, often occurs while first entering Running Man jail.

Dice throwing platform, noun \dájs θróɪŋ plǽtfɔ̀rm\

: location where trains stop to allow passengers to alight, used more often to throw oversized stuffed dice to determine who can board the train.

Episode Air Date

Episode Air Date

E

Episode Air Date, noun \ɛ́pəsòd ɛ́r dét\

: first moment Ji Suk Jin views 75% of the show.

Four Years

Four Years

F

Far adverb \ˈfär\

: the place Gwang Soo lives

Four years, noun \ fɔ́r yɪ́rz\

: period of time consisting of four, three hundred and sixty five day periods, equates to the words love you to death

Gwangvatar

Gwangvatar

G

Gwangvatar, noun \ˈa-və-ˌtär\

: alien species foreign to earth, encountered occasionally in South Korea, most often during filming of the variety program Running Man.

Hallyu VJ

Hallyu VJ

H

Hallyu VJ, noun \hȯlˈyü və\

: Kweon Ryul, an individual with international popularity and a large fan base.

Idol

Idol

I

Idol, noun \ˈī-dəl\

:young entertainers that compete with and against the Running Men, often while wearing eyeliner.

Jump

Jump

J

Jump, verb \ˈjəmp\

: to move upwards, through the air. Most often performed involuntarily after the PD demands it (see PD).

Kang Gary

Kang Gary

K

Kang Gary, interjection \ kǽŋ gɛ́ri \

:words Ji Hyo shouts when angry, used to display annoyance at individual who forgets objective.

Lolols

Lolols

L

Life reduced by ten years, interjection \ lájf rədúst báj tɛ́n jɪ́rz \

:emotional impact of facing Kim Jong Kook one on one.

Lolols, noun \ˈel(ˈ)ō el el(ˈ)ō el\

: individuals summoned by Kang Gary on command, clones of Kang Gary.

Morning

Morning

M

Mathematics, noun \ˌmath-ˈma-tiks \

: science of addition, subtraction, and multiplication; varies from traditional mathematics’ expansion to division, algebra, and other advanced mathematical theories.

Morning, noun \ˈmȯr-niŋ\

:The time from sunrise to noon when you are awoken by a VJ and Kim Jong Kook (or another cast member, or all of them) trying to wash your hair.

Night

Night

N

Night, noun \ˈnīt\

:the time when sunlight is not visible, also the time when flower tea causes people to disappear and reappear as comedians.

Olympics

Olympics

O

Olympic Games, noun \uh-lim-pik geym\

: competitive activity played against young athletic entertainers (see idols)

Out, interjection \aʊt\

:announcement of Gwang Soo and Ji Suk Jin’s weekly meeting

PD

PD

P

Photograph, noun \ˈfō-tə-ˌgraf\

: a depiction captured by photography, initiated while subjects attempt to jump into a five foot by five foot photograph window.

PD, noun

: television production professional that derives pleasure from other people’s feeling of pain and suffering.

Queen Race

Queen Race

Q

Queen, noun \ˈkwēn\

:the daughter of a King as defined by Kang Gary.

Queen Race, noun \ˈkwēnˈrās\

: describes a dangerous situation in which caution should be exercised in order to avoid being teamed up with the wrong person.

Remote Location

Remote Location

R

Remote Location, noun \ri-ˈmōt lō-ˈkā-shən\

: site where Running Man fan signing challenges take place

Seumdwa

S

Spices, noun \ˈspīs\

: pouch of powder sold with ramyun noodles, used to flavor all foods.

Stress, interjection \ˈstres\

:a reaction to being asked too many quiz questions.

Seum-dwa, interjection \ˈsəm-dē-wä\

: vocal agreement to tyranny

Thailand

Thailand

T

Terror, noun ˈter-ər

:a state of intense fear caused by realizing Choi Min Soo is within the vicinity.

Thailand, noun \ˈtī-ˌland, -lənd\

:country where Gwang Soo wants to live

Trust, noun \ˈtrəst\

:confidence in another individual’s character and honesty, alien concept to Running Man.

Umbrella

Umbrella

U

Umbrella, noun \ˌəm-ˈbre-lə \

: protective shield and body armor created to repeal water guns, occasionally utilized to protect from rain

Vacation

Vacation

V

Vacation, noun \vā-ˈkā-shən\

: a short period of time where an individual visits several European countries, completes missions, and is accompanied by a VJ and PD.

VJ, noun

:your only friend

Water

Water

W

Water, noun \ˈwȯ-tər \

:liquid ideal for throwing people in (see PD)

xylophone

PD’s Tool- Xylophone

X

Xylophone, noun \ˈzī-lə-ˌfōn also ˈzi-\

:a percussion instrument carried by PDs to announce further pain and torture.

Yoo Hyuk

Y

Yoo Hyuk, noun \ yü- hī u̇k\

: korean king of dance

Zero

Zero

Z

Zero, noun \ˈzē-(ˌ)rō \

:number of Running Man episodes where Gwang Soo is not scolded by another cast member.

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