Herman Melville: revered novelist, incompetent at restaurant-naming:
Moby Dick is universally considered to be one of the great American novels. It’s on the assigned reading lists of schools across the country.
But in Vancouver, some real dicks are refusing to lease part of their building to a fish-and-chips restaurant by that name. The restaurant is now suing the building’s owners.
The fight has been going on since the middle of 2015, when the former tenants, a restaurant named “The Change,” went out of business. Since then, “Moby Dick’s” has been trying to take over the space. Strata, the building’s owners, have insisted “that the word ‘Dick’ in Moby Dick was an offensive term,” and wouldn’t be allowed.
At least it’s not a hot dog joint.