By Anon - 18/08/2010 04:30 - United States
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Fuhohohoho...and I thought Folly's name was cruel... I cannot see any reason why anyone could deserve this.
Dick has been the standard shortened form (nickname) for Richard for hundreds of years. The fact that the same word became used as slang for penis is *probably* coincidental. So the real question to ask is: "why did "dick" come to mean penis?" Just as the word "pussy" originally meant a cat - again, I suspect the slang came along later. Lots of other examples: the word "tit" until quite recently only meant "a small bird". It might even have become slang for breast due to the analogy between a breast and a small bird. And far more recently, the word "gay" only meant "very happy". Again, the slang meaning came along later.
also, in response to "This wouldn't be so bad if both my mother and father knew this when they named me." : i think it would have been much worse if both your mom & dad had known what it meant when they named you. knowingly naming your child BURDEN...haha that's so messed up.
People name their children a lot worse than this. Be happy you're not named after a sexual organ or sexually transmitted disease simply because your parents were ignorant and thought the word sounded interesting. I've seen children named Vagina and Chlamydia because their teenage ghetto mothers thought they were "pretty words".