Why Is Dick a nickname for Richard

Russ McClay mcclay at TAOLODGE.COM
Fri Aug 14 11:08:56 UTC 2009

Hi Laurence --

> If this is a real question and you're seeking a real answer, as
> opposed to those below

Just to clarify: it's a real question. The issue of the name
Dick came up in a discussion about Baba Ram Dass, Richard Alpert.
He was always called Dick at Harvard. And as mentioned, my
dad was too. (1950's).

Incidentally, I've been on the list for nearly 10 years,
I just don't post very often. =)


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