The name Dickon Hares

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Re:Unintended KM References

Post by darkDescender » Thu Sep 09, 2004 12:12 pm

I was watching something the other day...Think it was loose women. Anyway, they were disscussing funny/strange names and someone sent an e-mail saying they used to go to school with a boy named Dickon Hares...
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Re:Unintended KM References

Post by Melisandrinoff » Sun Sep 12, 2004 8:54 pm

Yeah, it was Loose Women, I was watching it too, and thought of KM Dickon when they said that ;)
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Series 4 - Team 6. Very Interesting Story...

Post by Mykell » Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:37 pm

I'm sure we all had quite a big giggle over the Team 6 dungeoneer's name - Dickon Hairs/Hares (surname spelt phoenetically. Not sure how it's literally spelt).

Well - here's something my mother told me today...

Dickon and his team are from where I live (Well, they lived in Torquay and I lived (still do) in Brixham - a mere 7ish miles away). Anyway, Today I told my mum about this dungeoneers rather unfortunate name and she told me that his mother used to work as a swimming instructor at Brixham Swimming Pool. The big rumour that was going around the place back then was that she had named her son Dickon and they were all sure that this could have been nothing more than a joke because their surname was Hairs/Hares - they couldn't believe that she didn't see what the full name was saying...

But now mum found out that the rumour was true because ole Dickon himself appeared on Knightmare today!
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Re:Series 4 - Team 6. Very Interesting Story...

Post by Malefact » Thu Feb 16, 2006 6:38 pm

An interesting story! I reckon it's Hess, though, tbh.
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Re:Series 4 - Team 6. Very Interesting Story...

Post by Mykell » Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:39 pm

Forgive me for sounding like an idiot, but "Hess"?

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Re:Series 4 - Team 6. Very Interesting Story...

Post by Malefact » Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:34 pm

His surname - I reckon it might be Hess.
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Re:Series 4 - Team 6. Very Interesting Story...

Post by Mykell » Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:53 pm

Oh, silly me! I'm certain that he pronounced it "Hares" or "Hairs". It'd hard to think that he's probably older than I am. That series of Knightmare was on when I was 7...

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Re:Series 4 - Team 6. Very Interesting Story...

Post by Drassil » Fri Feb 24, 2006 4:51 pm

Malefact wrote: His surname - I reckon it might be Hess.
Although you've suggested 'Hess' several times in this context since 2003, forum member Pipmuk consistently spelt Dickon's surname 'Hares'; and since Pipmuk was a pupil at a school where Dickon taught, I see no reason to doubt Hares as the correct spelling. I recommend that anyone who needs further convincing compares and examines search engine results for "Dickon Hess" and "Dickon Hares", so that this repeated, erroneous nitpicking can stop.

Thanks for sharing that story, Mykell. It just goes to show that Dickon was the talk of the town long before he was even on Knightmare. As for long after...
Pipmuk wrote: Thought you'd like to know that a few "friends" were umm.... prudent enough to ask Dickon.. *ahem* Mr. Hares whether he was on Knightmare or not, and got the following (true) reply

Dickon, present day: " I wasnt just on Knightmare... I Won it!! Come on!!"

That last sentence was right, i think. Or something like "come on"
It's inspiring to know that his unusual name was never an obstacle to achieving something nearly as uncommon, and continuing to take pride in it.
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Re:Series 4 - Team 6. Very Interesting Story...

Post by Mykell » Fri Feb 24, 2006 5:43 pm

He's a teacher now is he? That's interesting to know! I wonder if he stayed in the area and if he came into contact with any of the schools I went to. I'll have to go check...

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Re:Series 4 - Team 6. Very Interesting Story...

Post by natnut » Wed Mar 15, 2006 10:30 pm

i thought it was dickon ayres! shows what i know eh? lol
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Re:Series 4 - Team 6. Very Interesting Story...

Post by Mykell » Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:43 am

Not to sound like a stalker or anything but I did a quick search for "Dickon Hares Teacher" which brought up this Livejournal entry:

http://mynameissmurf.livejournal.com/112535.html

(WARNING - although it's a funny post looking at weird names, there's some really bad swearing in it. Remember kids - swearing is wrong and makes your willy drop off.)

And at the bottom of the post is:

"and, unbesmegginglievable though it may seem, there's two people in the country called Dickon Hares, which means there's another guy out there other than my Biology teacher at MGS with the simply evil name.".

MGS, after glancing at this guys past school list, is Manchester Grammar School. So could this perhaps be the school?

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Re: Cruel Parents Name Child

Post by bickers » Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:10 pm

The name, 'Dickon Hares' is correct. I went to school with him at Torquay Boys Grammar School and it was a source of constant jokes back then. I remember him appearing on Knightmare and the team came to our school as well.

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