Squat copping

Paul paulzjoh at MTNHOME.COM
Sun May 17 17:15:43 UTC 2009

Don't trespassers sometimes "cop a squat"  when they move into abandoned
buildings  (as in squatter's rights)

David A. Daniel wrote:
> You know how it goes, you've never heard of something (a word, whatever) but
> then once you hear of it the first time it seems to be all over the place.
> Here's a CNN.com story about a race in Namibia where someone is seen
> "copping a squat".
> http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/05/11/namibia.race/index.html
> "When you've got a CEO of a major company copping a squat in the desert, you
> are seeing them in a way their board members would never dream of," said
> Sandy McCallum, a 47-year-old former reporter turned record-setting fulltime
> runner who won Sahara among women in 2007."
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