how the heck does the name Richard = Dick? what's the deal with naming conventions? See more...

RIGorous1

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met a guy today, and he seemed to take pride in the name Dick, though his name is Richard. Makes me wonder is this just a convention that has grown into acceptance, or is there a logical answer?
 

RIGorous1

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Originally posted by: Kaputnik03
are u annoyed that ur name is richard and people call u dick(head)?
Funny :D , but since you directed this toward me you get :disgust:
 

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Originally posted by: RIGorous1
Originally posted by: Kaputnik03
are u annoyed that ur name is richard and people call u dick(head)?
Funny :D , but since you directed this toward me you get :disgust:
haha, jk, just grab a :beer: and all your troubles will be gone...;)
 

RIGorous1

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Originally posted by: Demon-Xanth
Richard->Rich->Rick->Dick
Robert->Rob->Bob
Henry->that's a crappy name->Hank :D
haha so do you think its just because people are too lazy to say the full name, so they get lazy and call them by their first syllable? Kinda like Kimberly and Kim... but, as people pass that name along the consonants get messed up (like passing a word like tennis, around and getting penis).

Interesting...

anyone find any good reasons why some of these naming conventions started? Social Mores?
 

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