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Don't be a Dick

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Don't be a Dick

M&S censors a granny's card to her friend Dick: Store admits it banned name and tells her to call fr...
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When Ruth Levy went online to create a personalised birthday card for a 90-year-old friend called Dick, it turned out his common name of yesteryear has been banned as a modern profanity.
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The firm’s only suggestion was that Mrs Levy called her friend Richard. Instead, Mrs Levy sent Dick - a friend of more than fifty years - a card by post.

Probably would have had even more problems if he lived in Pratts Bottom Cheesy

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Re: Don't be a Dick

I thought it was common knowledge that Dick was a nickname for Richard?
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Re: Don't be a Dick

I was always known as Dick at work.....now maybe I know why Embarrassed

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Re: Don't be a Dick

So you are a Mr Head
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Re: Don't be a Dick

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Probably would have had even more problems if he lived in Pratts Bottom Cheesy

Or in one of the Piddle communities.
As for dick being a modern profanity, maybe it was a couple of decades ago.
When's the last time you've been called a dick or dick-head or heard something similar on the gogglebox?
Even then would it really have been described as a profanity?
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Re: Don't be a Dick

I'm a Dick.  Smiley
Well to some people anyway (tends to be the older folk), to work colleagues I am usually Richard, to most friends I am Rich and yet to my close family I am Rick.
Oh yes, I am called Dad as well  Wink
I hadn't better say what my wife calls me !!!