Joo Won is (kim-tto-chu) to Ra Im
As drama addicts well know, only "special" Caller IDs are reserved for someone special in their hearts. Forget about yobo or chagiya, we'll never get this kind of chumminess from kdrama couples (unless it is to put up a facade like M3). What we get is somewhere along the lines of ajusshi, "jerk" and other unique nicknames that's born out of their (usually) disastrous encounter.
Secret Garden is no exception. Quarrel all you want, but you know somewhere deep, DEEP inside, they love each other. Not just any Tom, Dick or Harry gets to have one (nickname), you know. Here's how Joo Won got his kim-tto-chu:
김 (Kim) is his surname, Kim Joo Won
똘추 (tto-chu) is a slang; from 또라이 추한놈 (tto-lai chu-han-nom), literally crazy bastard. To put it mildly, tto-chu means a rude ignorant fellow.Were you let down? Ra Im just called him Kim The Rude Ignorant.
BUT! Writer Kim has done a wordplay on it. It has an additional meaning:
Kim- (surname; see above)
see above.) If you will recall, Ra Im called Joo Won a "tto-chu" at the hotel in Episode 1:
"I thought you were just dumb, but I see that you're a 똘추 (tto-chu) as well"Chu- Hahaha. This is the best part yet. 'Cause it's about the Bling Bling. 추리닝 (chu-ri-ning), comes from the english word "training" (as in training wear). Yup, we're talking about the The Tracksuit.
So that concludes our Korean 101 today. I guess the most profound impression Joo Won has on Ra Im is 똘추 (tto-chu) and 추리닝 (chu-ri-ning). Well, isn't that better than before? She calls him Kim The Jerk In A Tracksuit :D
Credits: Pictures from dc and Baidu, content from Baidu's Secret Garden (in chinese) and a 'lil research by me (my curiosity got in the way).