POC: a cop term?

Michael McKernan 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?
>Orin Hargraves
>(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...')

Michael McKernan

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