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joker145 November 18th, 2014 8:06pm

How come the nickname "Dick" is associated with Richard?

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Arananthi Literal Ninja
11/18/14 8:53 pm

I just read about this the other day. In medieval England, it was very common to create nicknames by taking an existing nickname and swapping the first letter, usually to form an existing (real) word. That's why we have Dick, Will, Ted, and so on.

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typetype level 2 pretty
11/18/14 1:28 pm

Cuz if you're rich you're a dick.

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