Thursday, January 27, 2005

Pudding Lane

Pudding Lane in London, where the great fire of London started was supposedly named, not for any cookery based reason, but because of the prostitutes who used to work there. Apparently 'Pudding' used to be a slang term for a prostitute in the 17th century.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There used to be a "Gropecunt Lane", which was presumably nearby.