Tuesday, December 8, 2009

You Probably Knew This

Hookers got their title during the Civil War, when Gen. Joseph Hooker, of the Union Army, tried to boost morale by allowing prostitutes access to his troops. Quickly dubbed "Hooker’s girls," the prostitutes shortened the name to "hookers." The term stuck.


Kyle said...

I remembered part of the story, but not all of it. Things I don't use get condensed, in the vast information repository called a brain.