My post on defamacasts and graffitism reminded me of bottomry -- not nearly as uncommon a legal term (150,000+ Google hits reported), but still one that I expect many people don't know.
Wasn't bottomry legalized by Lawrence v. Texas?
"Hooker," at least, has traceable historical antecedents—although the descendants of General "Fighting Joe" Hooker would probably prefer that their famous ancestor be remembered for something other than his army's camp followers—such as the slaughter at Chancellorsville.
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