POC: a cop term?
mckernan at LOCALNET.COM
Tue Jan 11 19:22:35 UTC 2005
>Tempting to think that it might be "plainclothes officer," except why wouldn't
>they use PCO (other than that it's not pronounceable as a monosyllable?). As
>for Thursdays: in order to spoil all the weekend trade?
>(who doesn't seem to have enough to do this afternoon)
Why not 'police officer, covert' or 'policeman operating covertly'?
Why ask this list, and not a hooker, or maybe a lawyer (who represents
prostitutes, since this might be quasi-legal procedural jargon), or even,
heaven help us, a cop?
Oops, could this simply be 'cop' spelled backwards, so in disguise?
also, where are all the puns? ('Howdoya know a poc? -by his pocmarks...')
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