Since we’re on the topic… when did dick become slang for penis?
A Brazilian exchange student once asked in class “how do you get dick from Richard?” This was in reference to Dick Cheney, btw. My reply “I don’t get dick from Richard.” The roar of the class must have been heard several classrooms away. Sooo, I had to look it up. And while I can explain how to get dick from Richard I was not able to quite as definitively discover how dick became a “dirty” word.