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According to www.wordorigins.org it was coined as an acronym for the phrase south of Houston Street; what place name is it?




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Answer: Soho

According to www.wordorigins.org: "Soho was first used as a cry in rabbit hunting ... when the hunters had sighted the rabbit.... The areas where Soho now occupies was once pastureland where hunting took place. ... Most New Yorkers claim that it is an acronym for "SOuth of HOuston Street," but would seem more likely that it is taken from the London place name. In fact, both explanations seem to be correct. It is indeed an acronym, but that acronym would never have been chosen if not inspired by the London neighbourhood."

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