I’m reading a book that claims Old West pimps were called Pi’s. Is that pronounced like Pees or Pies?
New York, New York
I’ve never heard that one, but if they did, it would most likely be pronounced like “pies” because if it was “pees,” they would have just spelled it “p’s”. Speaking of the oldest profession, cowboys used to call the newfangled, factory-made cigarettes “pimp sticks,” because pimps were the only ones who could afford to buy them. You can dazzle your friends at the next cocktail party with that one. I don’t get invited to parties much anymore because I pass out information like that, but it might work for you.