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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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
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