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Why is Charlie short for Charles if they are both the same number of letters?

Where did they get the nick name BOB from Robert?

 
IhartU

Asked by IhartU at 7:56 PM on Oct. 4, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • Same reason they get 'Dick' from Richard.. it's like WTF?
    KalebsMommee

    Answer by KalebsMommee at 8:03 PM on Oct. 4, 2009

  • You want to laugh. When I used to work there was a man named Bob Head. He had a brother named Richard HEad. They called him Dick. Ha. Ha. Get it. His name was Dick Head. Funny as hell but he got his nick name years ago when I guess Dick wasn't an obscene name for penis. I dont know.
    sweetmom1007

    Answer by sweetmom1007 at 8:08 PM on Oct. 4, 2009

  • Charlie is NOT "short" for Charles. It's the informal form of the forename.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:23 PM on Oct. 4, 2009

  • "When I used to work there was a man named Bob Head. He had a brother named Richard HEad. They called him Dick."

    Everyone has worked with someone named "Dick" Head or known someone who knew someone who was kin to someone.. blah blah blah
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:56 PM on Oct. 4, 2009