As usual. But we’re not talking about Sunday afternoon at the Abbey here. The times really are a ‘changing. Some West Hollywood residents are uncomfortable living on Dicks Street.
Thankfully, the L.A. Times spells out the reason why Dicks Street might cause issues, because none of us would have guessed:
“Many residents…are embarrassed to have the street as their address because its name is the plural of a common slang term for the defining part of the male anatomy (and for “not very nice fellow”).”
Residents Michael Fisk and Shirley Gargan want the name changed and have begun collecting signatures. Says Gargan: “When people ask me my address, I say, ‘You’ve really asked a very unfortunate question.’ I mean, even my banker laughs at me. Have you ever heard of bankers laughing?”
Hmm, can’t say I have.
They’d like to rename the street Dickson. I mean, would you want to live in a 24-hour porn video? Because apparently living on Dicks Street causes the mind to think naughty thoughts all the time.
Alan Shatkin and his chihuahua Pepe think the change idea is ridiculous as the street’s name has not impacted the property values, Dicks Street has been documented in books, and it’s been that way “for, like, a century.”
It’s not the first time residents of a town have wanted a street name change because they think somehow the street possesses “mind control” over people, but it’s a strange battle for West Hollywood. Maybe they should rename it Wisteria Lane because it sounds like a lot of its residents are desperate for something to do with their time.
Seeking a Sweeter Name for Street That Provokes Snickers [la times]