The Origins of 10 Nicknames

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in Misc
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/56471

Ever wonder how the name Richard got shortened to Dick? Cruel prank? Nope...
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Male 25,416
dumb very dumb
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Female 9,477
I always wondered how one got Jack from John...
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Male 6,694
<- Does not like this.
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Male 5,190
Ahhh I see.
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Male 18
Stupid
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Male 509
well, my name`s Richard and I hate getting called Dick, for obvious reasons (of course it doesn`t help that my surname rhymes with pr0n). The one thing that`s worse is Dicky...¬.¬
Or tw@ or similar I suppose...
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Male 13,624
Hmmm, Im called fred, but most folks call me tw*t, I was hoping for an answer..
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Male 2,050
this has to be the best drating post on iab
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Male 38,494
tonight, when I can`t sleep, I know what to read
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Male 741
Eml is right, Im usually into the whole interesting tid bits list but this one was extremely boring and not half as interesting as Eml`s. >.> Just saying
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Male 2,592
well I`ve heard of the "will -> bill" "richard -> dick" and "james -> jim" but the rest are all lies, LIES!!
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Male 280
Pepe is the common nickname for Jose in Mexico. This is because Jose was the putative father of Jesus in the bible so Padre Putativo was added to joe`s name which became P.P. which read in Spanish sounds: PePe
Just saying this is much more interesting than the other explanations.
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Male 206
now I can die
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Male 13
i cam!
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Male 695
That was so incredibly exciting I wet my pants twice!
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Female 8,044
weakness abounds
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Male 203
Boo. I was severely disappointed.
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Male 1,958
Tl;dr
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Male 505
Most of the explanations were a little crap honestly.
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Male 451
yawn....
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Male 15,510
Boring
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Female 4,039
I`m sorry, but that didn`t make any sense at all to me.
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Male 3,322
You get Ted from Edward and Theodor. The other nickname that comes from two names is Rick. Richard and Eric/Erick/Erik. I know, for obvious reasons. :)
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Female 169
All the explanations are the same...
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Female 1,190
i think the real question is "why is tay tay from taylor?"
DUN DUN DUUUUUN
that was dumb, im sorry :(
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Male 20,188
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