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During the lull, South Korean officials would sometimes use a bull horn to shout messages across the border.
You've probably heard that "it goes down in the DM," but what is "it" and what exactly "goes down"? Look, you're probably going to use social media to research your online dating matches anyways, so if you like what you see, going straight for the DM just skips a step.
Which is exactly why Facebook introduced the nifty 'message request' filter; so that we don't have to read incessant messages from spammy accounts along the likes of "Hi", "Hey sexy" "Hellooooo", "Hey why u not wana talk?
", "Marry me and I will take gd care of u" etc etc, on the daily.
Lim Dong-won, a key architect of the late liberal president’s Sunshine policy of re-engagement with the North, said in his 2007 memoir that the phones played a critical role in resolving sensitive issues.
She doesn't remember exactly what the messages said, but she thinks it was some form of "Hey" with the hugging emoji.
"So finally I answered being like, 'Sorry I never check these things!
South Korean soldiers stand guard at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, South Korea, April 18, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji South Korea’s presidential Blue House and North Korea’s State Affairs Commission tested the hot line for four minutes before South Korea’s Moon Jae-in and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un talk ahead of next week’s summit, the office said.
“The call quality was very good and we felt like we got a call from our next-door neighbour,” South Korea’s director for the Government Situation Room, Youn Kun-young, told reporters.