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English names.

37. John(존): 서구에서 아마 가장 많은 이름이 John 일 겁니다. 원래 히브리어로 “하나님은 고귀하다(the Lord is gracious)”를 의미합니다. 성경에서 유명한 John(요한)은 세례 요한이지요. 서구의 여러나라에 변형된 형태로 퍼져있습니다.  네델란드에서는 Jan(쟌); 러시아에서는 Ivan(이반), 여성으로는 Ivonne(이본); 스페인에서는 Juan (후안), Juana(후안나); 켈트어에서는 Ian(아이안), Shawn(숀), Sean(숀)등이 있습니다. 물론 여성형으로 Jane(제인)이 있고 그밖에도 Janet, Jean, Jennie, Jenny 등이 있습니다. Jack으로도 애칭을 부르기도 하지요. Johnny(쟈니)는 비교적 나중에 나온 애칭입니다. 또 영어에서 너무 흔한 이름이기때문에 누구인지 모르는 어떤 사람을 말할때 John Doe 또는 John Hancock 이라고 합니다. 이 이름에서 Johnson이라는 성이 나오기도 했는데 의미는 “John의 아들(son of John)”입니다.

38. Joseph(조셉): Jacob 의 아들인 Joseph(요셉)은 히브리어로 “하나님은 더해주신다(He adds)”입니다. 하지만 Joseph 의 인생은 형제에 의해 노예로 팔리기도 하지요. 또한 예수님의 아버지 이름도 Joseph 입니다. 줄여서 Joe (조) 또는 Joey(조이)라고 하고 여성형으로는 Josephine(조세핀)이 있습니다. 여러분의 Napoleon의 아내였던 Josephine 을 알지요?

New Video: Preparing an Emergency Plan – Explained by Common Craft

If you’ve seen the news lately, you know there is no shortage of emergencies.  Tornadoes, hurricanes, winter storms, floods, earthquakes, fires, it’s all out there.  We don’t like to think about them affecting us, but they can.  This video is focused on having a plan-of-action so that you and your family or loved-ones know what to do when an emergency happens. 

This video is obviously a departure from our technical and financial focus. It came from a relationship that we’ve established with Public Safety Canada. This video is a follow-up to the video we made with them in 2008 called “Preparing an Emergency Kit.”  They recently came to us about making this video and we were happy to work with them again.  This relationship is what we call the “hybrid model”, where we work together on the video, and we can offer a Common Craft version for licensing.

Along with use in classrooms, we hope that this video will be useful for government organizations that need better ways to educate their constituents. The video is only available from this site or via licensing.

Behind the Scenes: 

This video, like the Emergency Kit video, represents a challenge when it comes to videos like ours.  The problem isn’t necessarily overcoming complexity.  Emergency kits and plans are pretty simple – and effective.  The challenge is making an entertaining video that has the potential to make a positive impact.  Let’s face it, preparing an emergency plan isn’t fun or exciting and people put it off.  The hope, by making a video that’s unique, is that it will make an impression and prompt action. Another challenge is working through the laundry list problem.  Organizations like the Red Cross and Public Safety Canada have done a great job of making the preparation easy by creating guidelines. When it comes to making a video though, repeating the guidelines is a recipe for a boring video.  So, our challenge was to make the guidelines feel more like a story – something that has a greater chance of making an impression.  

Watch the video.