Stupid Trivia

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006


ML was right. They turn white.

Where does the word "cop" come from?


Blogger Emma's Kat said...

It's another word for a po po, the fuzz, pig, the police,...a police officer. Cop. ;)

11:46 AM  
Blogger ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Wow, Danielle, couldn't you have used a bigger font or something. WOWOW I finally got one right!!! Yes. And a good reason not to have a koi pond in the shade!

About today's question [feeling lucky now...], I had always thought it was a reference to the copper police badges.

But a recent show on law enforcment happened to mention that the word "cop" meant "to grab" or "nab" or otherwise catch criminals.

5:40 PM  
Blogger ML (Mary Lynn) said...

...and yes, I'm feeling lucky 'cause Riquel's not playing right now....!

5:41 PM  
Blogger the Prince of Thrift said...

It is disputed, but most people in the know seem to agree that it is a shortening of copper. But where did the term come from? At one time people reportedly showed copper coins as they passed a policeman thus calling them copper.

sounds as good of an answer as any to me.

6:11 AM  
Blogger the Prince of Thrift said...

ml -
If we focus on language...there are several languages that the term may have come from each seem to translate in english to "to take," I believe that is what you are refering to.

6:16 AM  

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