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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

20 Slang Names for the PoPo


Slang for police from around the globe (and non-
corresponding photos that I found amusing.) 


Asphalt Cowboy (Asfalt Kovboyu) - Turkey 


Queen's Cowboys - Canada (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)


The Big Big Big Big - Halifax, Nova Scotia


Bobby - UK (from the British Home Secretary, Sir Robert Peel)


Peeler - UK (from Sir Robert Peel, also slang for striptease)


Bongo - UK (Books On and Never Goes Out)


Chillar - Pakistan (slang for fruit-covers)


Chimps - UK (Completely Hopeless In Most Policing Situations) 


Cop or Copper - UK (someone who captures Not a reference to copper buttons)


Ducks and Geese - Cockney (Rhyming Slang for Police)


Muppet - UK (Most Useless Police Person Ever 
Trained)


Big Boy or Hubby (Panserbasse) - Danish 


Plastic Policemen - UK (Community Support Officers, limited powers and considered toy policemen) 


Hat of Crap (Paskalakki) - Finnish


Cocos - Scottish (Rhyming slang for Coco Pops The Cops)


Mama (Uncle) - Indian (old and harmless) 


Summon Auntie - Singapore (female traffic wardens write summons for parking violations) 


Maniac - Israel


Smurfs - Greek (reference to the blue uniforms) 


Crusher - UK (nickname from the Royal Navy Regulating Branch) 


Meathead - Canada (name for WWII Military police from a reference to the saying go until you Meet the Head of the trail)




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