There are an overwhelming amount of young boys at our school with the name Jack. I know it's a catchy name and it's probably one of the most popular when it comes to movies and folk tales.
We've got Jack in the Box, Jack and the beanstalk, Jack (and Jill), that nimble Jack with the candlesticks, Jack the ripper, Jack Frost, Jack Dawson from Titanic, Captain Jack Sparrow, Jack Kerouac, Jack Johnson, Jack Black, Jack Bauer, even Jack Russell terriors...
Jack can also be found in various compound words and phrases. Jackknife, Jackpot, Jackhammer, Jack-O-Lantern, hiJACK. The list goes on and on. It's no wonder our Korean co-teacher had to make up nicknames for the 3 Jacks in her class.
There's Jack K1 and Jack K2- aptly named because both of them have Kim as their surname. She also exclaimed, "I call the other one Jack S!" The teacher's room immediately fell silent and I think someone dropped their chopsticks.
We slowly looked at Anna and I carefully asked the obvious question. "Anna, do you really call him jackass?"