pros from dover

Millie Webb millie-webb at CHARTER.NET
Tue Jul 23 02:49:46 UTC 2002

In the UK Prostitutes are knows as Pros.
Hence Pros from Dover may originate from this fact, Dover is a port
                           and where there were sailors there did you
also find Pros - lots of pros.

I vote for that one.  It makes a lot of sense in a "folk etymology" kind of way.  This kind of like playing linguishtiks, isn't it?  (Anyway, that's what we called it in grad school.)

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