Squat copping

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 18 01:45:09 UTC 2009

I've never heard that one, but it certainly seems logical.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 1:15 PM, Paul <paulzjoh at mtnhome.com> wrote:
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> Don't trespassers sometimes "cop a squat" Â 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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> Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â (doesn't that sound like the ingredients for a great camping trip?).
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