"Rosco" (in "Dukes of Hazard") from cant "rosco" (pistol)?

Bill Le May blemay0 at MCHSI.COM
Mon Feb 2 15:34:43 UTC 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf
> Of James A. Landau
> Sent: Monday, February 02, 2004 9:30 AM
> Subject: Re: "Rosco" (in "Dukes of Hazard") from cant "rosco" (pistol)?
> Wasn't there an animated cartoon character named Roscoe, from the
> Betty Boop
> era?

That would be Bosko.

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