Paula Poundstone, cat owner, gives advice to Nevada brothels

This topic contains 2 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  roswell 2 years ago. This post has been viewed 665 times

Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #14771

    Jeremy Lemur
    Participant

    The Las Vegas Review Journal recently reported that comedian Paula Poundstone, who owns 15 cats and is all-too-familiar with a multi-cat litter box situation, has something to say about Nevada’s legendary brothels being referred to as “cathouses.”

    “You have to wonder why they ever called a whorehouse a ‘cathouse,’ because it’s so unappealing. They should have named them ‘cookiehouses.’”

    What do you think? Does “cookiehouse” work for you?

    The term “cathouse” actually (most likely) comes from an obsolete reference. Apparently, people used to refer to a prostitute as a “cat,” so a “cathouse” is a place where several prostitutes ply their trade…

    According to the Oxford English Dictionary, Second Edition, very early. The now-obsolete use of the word “cat” for “prostitute” was established as early as 1401, when the word appeared in Friar Daw’s Reply, a poem in the Middle English Piers Plowman tradition. Although the exact meaning of the word in this poem is debatable, the definition had been unquestionably cemented by 1670, when an early dictionary entry for “cat” followed the word with the phrase, “a common whore.”
    Deadwood Magazine

    #14808

    ShyBlkGuy070
    Participant

    “Cookiehouse” is not working for me. Just my thoughts.

    #15140

    roswell
    Participant

    Hey this is a great song

Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.