Fandango’s One Word Challenge (3 August 2020)

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for Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC), rain.

Here’s a strange one. I was Googling around a few ideas for today’s prompt, and came across this. Did you know there is actually somebody called “Rain”?

Not Outinda Rain, or anything, just “Rain”. So I just had to find out about this guy.

As you might imagine, he is difficult to find, because all search engines keep telling me about this wet stuff(!), but I did track him down to be a South Korean musician and actor. It did make me wonder why somebody would choose a name for themselves which is so difficult to find in search engines, but I suppose it helps when you have a different alphabet… In Korean, he is 정지훈, which Google Translate tells me means Jeong Ji-hoon.

When I type “Jeong Ji-hoon” into YouTube, I do at least get some hits. It looks like this guy is primarily an actor now, but he started off as a musician. One of the top hits has him acting in a Korean show which translates as “What Kind of Nightmare is this?”

You might be left wondering the same after you have listened to one of his songs! (Actually, it is not bad, for modern music. I’ve got to get me some of those boots!)

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed large IT systems, interrupted by a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Now mix development of health-related software with voluntary work and writing. Married, with an estranged daughter.

19 thoughts on “Fandango’s One Word Challenge (3 August 2020)”

      1. Those problems with first and last names often occurred among the Native Americans. I lived surrounded by reservations and some of my classmates had beautiful first and last name combinations like Tina Thundercloud and Elvis and Phoebe Crazybear. One unfortunate family named Prettybutt, however, unfortunately named their children Harry and Rosy. I did not make this up.

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            1. That is the one remaining scrap of the old English teacher in me that I can’t stand people thinking I did something on purpose that is a no-no. I’ve squelched all the other symptoms.

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  1. I once went to school with a girl named “Rayne” but she insisted that everyone call her, phonetically, “Rainee,” as in “rainy day.” I wondered what her parents were thinking when they named her that.


    1. You just reminded me that I unce knew an “Iraine” at college, I remember she told us is was from E Europe. She too, was a “Rainee”. But yeah, I think parents have to have an eye on the future, because kids will tease mercilessly.

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  2. All this name talk reminds me of a teacher /student interaction my friend had in high school. I witnessed the whole thing and got sent to the AP because I laughed too much. Mr. Roach was our typing teacher. My friend’s last name was Beach. Being the sarcastic man he was, he came up to her and said, “Wouldn’t it be funny if your first name was Sandy? Then you would be Sandy Beach.” Without skipping a beat, she replied, “Wouldn’t it be funny if your first name was Cock? Then you would be Cock Roach.” And you see why I got in trouble for laughing too much.

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