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'?
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Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: The Horsemen
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,
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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