Life on Dicks Street

Excuse me? Can you please repeat that address? (Reuters)

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — Michael Fisk is a street fighting man. And the street he’s fighting is named Dicks.

Fisk, who lives on Dicks Street in the Los Angeles suburb of West Hollywood, has gone to city hall to get the road’s name changed — saying that its slang meaning has made life difficult for homeowners.

“Since we moved in four years ago its just become such a hassle,” Fisk said. “It’s embarrassing. Something definitely needs to be changed. I realize that it’s a man’s name, but words change meaning, and this one has.”

Given the fact that the neighborhood is home to most of Los Angeles’ gay population, perhaps a name change is appropriate. It could be much worse, however:

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Comments

  1. Richard Gardner says:

    I guess living on S. Park Ave isn’t so bad.

  2. Rodney Dill says:

    I work, not live, close to a Dix Rd. That has a “gentlemen’s” club named “Chicks on Dix.” Maybe this guy should cash in on a new business venture. Then again, given a gay population he may go bankrupt.

  3. Jethro says:

    They should change the name to Phallus street

  4. Just Me says:

    I remember back when I was a child our rural route was changed to a street name, and our street got the name “Gay” (it was after some developers wife). I remember the neighborhood petitioned and successfully got the name changed.