Thursday, January 12, 2006

inner dork

Did you know the term, 'hooker' to refer to prostitutes, started during the civil war?
Major General Joseph Hooker's camp had women who would follow the soliders from camp to camp throughout the war. They were obviously prostitutes, these camp followers became known as, "Hooker's girls."

*All camps during almost any war had/has camp followers, why the name 'hooker' stuck and the others didn't, I don't know.


Kilt Trip said...

Because the name "Lee" was reserved for press-on nails.

Party Girl said...