How did Jackie Chan get the name 'Jackie'?
Jackie Chan got the name "Jackie" when he was working construction in Australia. On the first day of work he was asked for his name. The person (Jack) who got him the job realised that "Kong-sang" would be too difficult, said "Call him Jack". When people said 'But you are Jack, how will we tell you apart?" Jack said "I'm Big Jack, he is Little Jack." 'Little Jack' quickly changed to 'Jackie'. Jackie liked the name and soon every one, including his parents were calling him 'Jackie'.
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Jackie Chan's son is Fang Zuming. He was born Chan Zuming, or if you write it the English way Zuming Chan, but he changed his family name from Chan to Fang after his grandfather Charles Chan, revealed that his real name was Fang Dao-Long. He is known by his nickname Jaycee or Jaycee Chan in the West.
I think that the contribution Jackie Chan has made to American culture is most evident in the fact that his name has entered urban slang as either a verb or an adjective. To 'jackie chan' something is to do something awesome, and is usually used to describe some amazing action you accomplished that required quick reflexes, agility, creativity and style. Some examples: "Did you see me jackie chan that jump?" "I totally jackie chan-ned that…