In a very general sense I have always heard them refered to as ³the
man²...and somebody told me yesterday that it was in fact a black expression
more than a white one...at least in the US...
Iıll ask the linguists...they should know...they interview people all the
time and they have a much larger sample (socio-economically) than we do...
On 3/9/09 2:27 PM, "J.C. Hocking" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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 <email@example.com
> <mailto:jacquesdebierue%40yahoo.com> > wrote:
> From: jacquesdebierue <firstname.lastname@example.org
> <mailto:jacquesdebierue%40yahoo.com> >
> Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: The Horsemen
> To: email@example.com <mailto:rara-avis-l%40yahoogroups.com>
> Date: Monday, March 9, 2009, 1:20 PM
> --- In rara-avis-l@ yahoogroups. com, Brian Thornton <bthorntonwriter@ ...>
>> > 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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