December 13, 2008

Why Won't We Have Dick To Kick Around Anymore?

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The question is not whether the popularization of dick as slang for penis--and jerk--made the name unpopular for children. And the question is not whether Richard Nixon pushed it completely off the list with his dickish behavior, leaving his protege Dick Cheney to turn off the nation's dicklights for good.

No, the question is, can you stretch this thin factoid into a 1,500-word thinkpiece that sounds like it was written by a middle schooler who giggles uncomfortably whenever they say it. For Michael Schaffer at the Daily Beast, the answer is yes.

Dick. Dick. Dick. Dick. Dick.

The Last Dick [thedailybeast.com, image: babynamewizard]

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