Tuesday, July 10, 2007

But where do the specific hookers enter?

I can never walk by the Statehouse without cracking a smile at this sign.

11 comments:

Kristine said...

HA! I too would laugh at that.

A. Dave Lewis said...

It also leaves me picturing a fishnet/army fatigue mix -- A streetwalker with a helmet on a military base. GEN. HOOKER!

(Her pimp is Admiral Bitchslap.)

J.R. said...

And for you history buffs, this famous gentleman is actually the source of the term. Apparently General Hooker had such a big thing for the "ladies of the night" that his name and their career choice eventually ended up synonomous.

Liz said...

seriously? If so, I just learned something on DCOE.

eileen said...

I didn't know that, either!

Hooker said...

I have to see the front desk first.

eileen said...

Thanks for answering my question, Hooker.

Kevin said...

Sorry to be the party-pooper, but that story about General Hooker is an urban legend. The use of the word hooker for prostitutes dates from 15-20 years prior to the Civil War. So, although Hooker and his men had a wild reputation, the word itself doesn't come from him. You can check it out at http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hooker

eileen said...

Oh snap!

I recently learned that the story that The Great Wall of China is the only man-made structure visible from the moon is also false.

J.R. said...

ah, damn kevin!!... man, i heard that story on ducktour and yep, i looked on wikipedia and sure enough, totally false. what a bummer. i always loved that story. sorry to spread rumors

eileen said...

that's all right, JR. we'd rather you spread rumors than herpes virus.