RARA-AVIS: Re: The Horsemen

From: jacquesdebierue (jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 08 Mar 2009

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, BaxDeal@... wrote:
    > In a message dated 3/8/09 8:53:08 AM, kvnsmith@... writes:
    > > I think it's one of those expressions that seem to exist mostly in�
    > > crime fiction and among crime fiction fans. I mean, when was the last�
    > > time you heard "shamus" in real life?
    > >
    > while I certainly don't know it for a fact, I wouldn't be surprised if said
    > police force refers to themselves by such. beats the hell out of "the pigs",
    > which is how I thought of the police for decades. whaddaya gonna do. child
    > of the 60s, yanno?

    But the pigs don't refer to themselves as such, an important difference (I don't know anything about the horsemen of Canada).



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