MEANING: noun: A place considered to be full of wickedness and sin.

ETYMOLOGY: After the biblical city of Sodom. In the biblical account, Sodom and Gomorrah were sinful places, so Yahweh rained fire and brimstone (sulfur) upon them. Earliest documented use: 1550.

ODOM - 1970s baseball pitcher for the Oakland As, the likes of whom you see only once in a Blue Moon

SODAM - before "hot," a common summertime complaint

S.O. DOME - Canadian sports arena, named for an oil company