GERRYMANDERING: The manipulation of community district lines for partisan incumbent advantage. The term originated in 1812 when Gov. Elbridge Gerry warped Boston area districts, so his surname was combined with a salamander (which resembled how the new district lines appeared).
Montage of the Colbert Report’s bit “Better Know Your District,” where he interviews current US Congressional Representatives.
VICTORIAN EUPHEMISMS FOR PROSTITUTES:
Nymph of the pavement