Why is the Name Richard Shortened to Dick? [VIDEO]
When it comes to shortening someone's name, there are some times where it just makes sense. We can all understand why someone named Andrew can be called Drew or Andy. The same goes for Christopher being Chris or Katherine being Kathy.
There's one shortened name that doesn't seem near as obvious, though. Why is the name Richard shortened to Dick? Does it have anything to do with the slang term? Was it an insult? Where did this tradition come from.
Well, no longer will it be a mystery. Check out the video from Today I Found Out and get the history of why Richards can be Dicks and why it has nothing to do with what we might associate that word with today. For all you Dicks out there, make sure and share this with any of your uninformed friends.