_Cop a squat!_ = "have a seat!, sit down!"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 4 23:22:00 UTC 2012

Heard this rara avis used on Keegan&Peele on the Comedy Channel, a few
days ago. Before that, I heard Richard Belzer use it in an episode of
Homicide: Life on the Street. Otherwise, I haven't heard it - even in
the various new meanings that is has accumulated - since the early
'50's in StL.

It's like "break nasty." I'm alone in considering to be so cool that
it should be on everyone's lips.

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

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