"staties" = 'state police officers'

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Aug 7 06:42:41 UTC 2001

At 7:20 PM +0100 8/7/01, Jonathon Green wrote:
>2000 George V. Higgins _At End of Day_ (2001) 94: One of them was gonna get
>himelf grabbed by some kid Statie two weeks outta the academy.
>And I'm sure this far from the sole citation.
>Jonathon Green

There are about 100 relevant hits on Nexis, most of them from the
Boston Herald or Globe, and several others referring to Massachusetts
or New England more generally.  The first appears to be a headline
"Flynn inflames the Staties" (Globe 1/1/89) referring to the
unpopularity of Ray Flynn, Boston mayor and then possible candidate
for Mass governor, with the Mass. State Police.


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