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Subject: Re: What font is it?
From: Randal Hunting <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:TYPO-L Discussion of Type and Typographic Design <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 10 Apr 1998 18:26:40 -0400
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>U.S. Civil War is also where we get the term 'hooker,' from the last name
>of a general who frequented prostitutes.

Actually, if I remember correctly, Gen. Hooker arranged for a squad of
prostitutes to travel with his forces, which led to a popular joke term
"Hooker's army," meaning prostitutes in general -- thence the name.

--Randal

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