[Ads-l] Dykeman, Gay, etc.

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 11 15:43:00 UTC 2015

But nobody laughs at Philip K. Dick.

Or Dick's Sporting Goods. (OK, I laugh.)

Dick Nixon is a different story.


On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 10:24 AM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

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> In the early '80s, I was finishing up a PhD at UCLA, and I recall banter
> among students & staff
> about affable, staid Professor Dyck of the Classics Dept. Many wondered
> whether he would
> change his surname, given its giggle factor. Twenty years later he got
> busted & did hard time.
> Guess they changed his name to a number. Strange how what's a felony in
> California is foreplay in the Caliphate.
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