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Milt's File

A file of links relating to Extension 720 with Milt Rosenberg, a talk show on Chicago's WGN Radio.

Monday, June 07, 2004

DO YOU KNOW HOW "HOOKER" BECAME A SYNONYM FOR PROSTITUTE? It has to do with Civil War General Hooker, right? Well, actually, NO! Etymological tale tales are set right in a new book by an English author. Here, from the Guardian, is a sampling of great--but totally false--stories of derivation.