Thursday, August 21, 2008

Knowledge Is Power!

' 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.

Now you know.

14 comments:

Naapali said...

Indeed.

Shubby Doo said...

Hmmm...but not a great legacy 2 pass down 2 the next generation...hooker girls...interesting 2 know sha...

badderchic said...

bronze medalist!

badderchic said...

hookers morale boosters?

hmmm now I know.

Uzezi said...

seriously? seriously.

ablackjamesbond said...

Interesting

ibiluv said...

thanks a bunch for teaching us all!!!!!!!!!

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

wow, really? I had no idea. Hope all is well with you and yours. How's your son? He must be an old man by now. =)

NigerianDramaQueen said...

Tres interessant...

rethots said...

...and when people realise that "Knowledge is Power" they would be liberalised

poeticallytinted said...

lol. Morale booster indeed. If i thought about it long enough I'll prolly get it.

Sprezatura said...

Amazing!wonder how many more words have such strange roots

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

Thanks for swinging by Nigerian Curiosity and schooling us, my broda.

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Ade Adeyemi said...

informative: knowledge is indeed power! :)

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