The word “hooker” is uniquely American

That’s right,  Americans own the word “Hooker.”  Just another thing we should be proud of that most history books leave out.  I still say that “General Fighting Joe Hooker”  helped to catapult the term forward during the Civil War.  The story goes that he was a wild ladies man and always ready to get rowdy.  Supposedly, he also kept tents nearby full of his “Hookers.”  General Hooker would gamble, lose fights, tell his superiors off, drink, and tent hop.  I guess this guy really knew how to have a good time.  Maybe that’s another thing we can be proud of?  American’s know how to party!  I sware, everything cool comes from New York though.  The term “Hooker” was actually first recorded in New York to describe women of questionable morals hanging around the Corlear’s Hook.  There were houses in that area that sailors would frequent and they weren’t drinking tea if you catch my drift.  Another theory is that the term originated in Brittain in regard to thieves that would put a hook through a window and swipe linens etc.  I’m not going to go with that theory,  I’m hanging on to this one for America.  We took the term and ran with it, it belongs to us now!

 

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