Wednesday, 30 December 2009

A Strange Name for a Girl

The name 'Jeong-Ja' (정자) is a 'boy's name' occasionally given to Korean girls in order to ensure that the next born will be a boy. When I drew a picture of a bean sprout (콩나물) and a student uttered 'Jeong-ja' and giggled, I discovered it had another meaning. A quick Naver search confirmed it - Yup! Jeong-Ja means 'sperm'. What a nice name for a girl...

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