Why is Gonorrhea called "the clap?"
Several theories posted on yahoo answers, the best place to go for completely unreliable information, suggest the name references an early form of treatment: the penis was knocked or "clapped" together with two objects while the subject bent over, hoping the disease would simply be knocked loose.
In fact, the infamous "Clapper" was intended as a wireless version of this same treatment, only the manufacturers discovered it also turned the lights off. Unfortunately, every time someone uses the since re-purposed product, someone somewhere else in the world gets VD.
Minutia - I've not moved. I kind of want to, but every time I think of some super clever and unique name for a new blog, I check and find out it's not unique at all....