BendyCindy
10/06/17 01:00AM
Richard lovers unite
A thread for people with either a healthy or unhealthy appreciation for one of the best seven-letter names to grace the Earth
MegaWatt
10/06/17 01:51AM
Call me biased, but Michael's a better sounding 7 letter name. XD
Chihiro-Fujisaki
10/06/17 02:02AM
What about Chihiro? :3
AlexWantsBacon
10/06/17 02:10AM
Lol what about Alex? Or Alexander. I quite like alexander.
MegaWatt
10/06/17 02:48AM
AlexWantsBacon said:
Lol what about Alex? Or Alexander. I quite like alexander.


That's 9 letters.
AlexWantsBacon
10/06/17 02:53AM
I...did not pay attention to that. My apologies.
Miss_Vulf
10/06/17 03:53AM
7 letter names suck
4 letter names are best
Kinky_Pie
10/06/17 08:59AM
Who's Richard? o3o
Killua
10/06/17 02:49PM
I gues a lot of people wont get this joke so i will explain it:

The name Richard is thought by most etymologists to derive from the Proto-Germanic ‘Rikharthu’, meaning more or less “hard ruler” (‘Rik-‘ meaning ‘ruler’ and ‘-harthu’ meaning ‘hard’). This was adopted into Old High German as ‘Ricohard’, and from there to Old French, then Old English as ‘Richeard’, and today as ‘Richard’.

You might think from Richard meaning “hard ruler” and being a man’s name that Dick being a nickname for Richard probably came about for pejorative reasons, borrowing from one of the other meanings of “dick”, such as ‘dick’ as in ‘jerk’ or ‘dick as in ‘penis’. However, the first record of ‘dick’ meaning ‘jerk’ didn’t come about until a few hundred years after its association with Richard and the first record of it referring to a penis wasn’t until the 1890s, as a British army slang term. Exactly how that latter meaning came about isn’t known, being a slang term that was considered somewhat uncouth to put on paper. Because of that, ‘dick’ meaning ‘penis’ probably had been around a while before the 1890s, but not nearly long enough before to have contributed to the Richard/Dick connection.

How Dick became a nickname for Richard is known and is one of those “knee bone connected to the thigh bone” type progressions, somewhat similar to how the word ‘soccer’ came about. Due to people having to write everything by hand, shortened versions of Richard were common, such as ‘Ric’ or ‘Rich’. This in turn gave rise to nicknames like ‘Richie’, ‘Rick’, and ‘Ricket’, among others. People also used to like to use rhyming names; thus, someone who was nicknamed Rich might further be nicknamed Hitch. Thus, Richard -> Ric -> Rick gave rise to nicknames like Dick and Hick around the early 13th century.

While few today call Richards ‘Hick’, the nickname ‘Dick’ has stuck around, and of course, has come to mean many other things as well. Its persistence as associated with Richard is probably in part because around the 16th century Dick started to be synonymous with ‘man’, ‘lad’, or ‘fellow’, sort of a general name for any ‘Tom, Dick, or Francis” (which by the way appears in Shakespeare’s Henry IV, written in the late 16th century, with Dick at this point firmly established as an “every man” name). It may well be that this association with ‘man’ is in turn how ‘dick’ eventually came to mean ‘penis’.

One of the most Prominent and ridiculous examples of this is the Character of Riddick. His full name?

Richard "Dick" Riddick.

I am so not kidding about this.
LoliOtoko
10/06/17 03:14PM
There are some good Richards out there, some of which are extremely thick... like Rich Evans. https://media.tenor.com/images/19ac95a56d2f6ea8fa14314fcd61b13d/tenor.gif

That said I've always preferred Rogers in general.

But damn, I was going to make a thread about appreciating cocks, I mean isn't it radical how they can keep their head in the same place in space while you move their body around! Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLIU18s4cy8

Then another thread about black cocks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGmiJ0NRmH8

Then one for giant cocks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWSrXUQNCtg

Though now it feels like the market for appreciation threads is flooded.
Killua
10/06/17 05:19PM
Because people on this site do not know what self-control or subtlety is..You might as well try to explain the Heisenberg uncertainty principle to a hamster
nagesute
10/07/17 02:50AM
Wow, I'm glad some people out there appreciate my name so much. lmao
TyrannoWright
10/07/17 03:21AM
Miss_Vulf said:
7 letter names suck
4 letter names are best
My real first name is apparently both 4 and 7 letters.
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