Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: The Horsemen

From: J.C. Hocking (
Date: 09 Mar 2009

  • Next message: Brian Thornton: "Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: The Horsemen"

    In and around Detroit, throughout the 60's and 70's, I heard the police refered to as 'the boys' more than any other term.  Heard 'pigs' a few times, usually self-conciously from a young man, and 'fuzz' never. But the cops were called 'the boys' consistently. Anyone ever hear them seriously called 'the flatfoots'?  Or 'John Law'?

    --- On Mon, 3/9/09, jacquesdebierue <> wrote:

    From: jacquesdebierue <> Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: The Horsemen To: Date: Monday, March 9, 2009, 1:20 PM

    --- In rara-avis-l@ yahoogroups. com, Brian Thornton <bthorntonwriter@ ...> wrote:
    > As opposed to "bulls," which is still in limited parlance out here in the
    > Western hinterlands. Does anyone still hear "Fuzz" used? That one seems to
    > have died along with "Don't trust anyone over 30" and "Peace, Pot,
    > Microdot."

    There may be regional variations, too. I may have heard bulls once or twice in recent times; fuzz, only in the movies.




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