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I have heard several myths about cons and inmates and ex cons and ex inmates calling officers boss or boss man. I have heard that is is slang backwards for sorry son of a bitch but does anyone know of any truth.


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Yes , one of former professors use to run they corrections dept. in Miami. She taught us this and several other words inmates use. She is a wealth of knowledge in the corrections field.

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Well is worked in prison for 7 years and I know slang very well english slang and spanish slang but I was asked by several fellow police officers about it and I dont want to lie to them.


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It was started as a way for inmates to get at CO's without actually saying the words.

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Wow, I learned something today! Thanks, now I am goin to punch a trustee in the mouth tomorrow!!! J/K

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Just ask a CO in here and I am sure they can educate us on this.

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Tx_LawMan said:

I have heard several myths about cons and inmates and ex cons and ex inmates calling officers boss or boss man. I have heard that is is slang backwards for sorry son of a bitch but does anyone know of any truth.

Ok I'm a CO & can try to help here. To my understanding the ackronym for BOSS spelled backwards originated as "Sorry Son Ofa B*tch" back in the old days of prisons & chain gangs. All Correctional Officers back in the day were required to be men of strength & at least 6ft in height so "Boss Man" probably fits in here too. It was a way to get the officers attention & avoid going to the hole. This is my understanding... taught by the academy. When I go to work & an inmate calls me BOSS I quickly correct it in a safe, non-threatening manner.


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BOSS: A term used extensively by inmates to refer to officers working as guards (Correctional officers), this began in the early years of penitentiaries as "Sorry son of a bitch" backwards. Most of the inmates that are now incarcerated are not aware of this and the term is accepted by officers as a sir name.

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Cool Hand Luke used the term liberally.


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Well I am a Ex Vet CO of 7 years with the world famous TDCJ. I know the son of a bitch term but I was thinking there was another meaning behind this.


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Ok a question for my police officer brother and sisters. (Certified & Sworn)

How do you feel on a traffic stop or dealing with a person and they start calling you the ever famous BOSS ?


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This correctional officer was never called BOSS....they just plain called me a son of a bitch..........along with a few other choice words I won't repeat in public....


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It goes all the way back to the days of slavery. There is another expression it is meant to mean as well. Here in AZ it is often meant as a way to call a detention officer or correction officer a Big Old Sack of Shit. For what ever the meaning is I don't take too kindly to it and the inmate calling me that get's one chance on me and the next time he uses that term it is on him. Give them an inch they will take a mile. I don't give them problems and in return expect none back.

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Flaming tater-tots, Tx. I have been called a plethora of names: Wood, Peckerwood, Punk-A++-B+++h, Hater, Oinker, Pig, "I smell bacon", Boss, Boss Man, Sarge (usually the parolees say this one...), dang, I can't get them all on paper, if you get my drift. I don't care what people call me. They can have the last word...but I have the last action. I don't get wrapped up in contempt of cop issues.


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to all I just learn something new, That shows you that you are never too old to learn something New. Thanks

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TheSarge said:

Flaming tater-tots, Tx. I have been called a plethora of names: Wood, Peckerwood, Punk-A++-B+++h, Hater, Oinker, Pig, "I smell bacon", Boss, Boss Man, Sarge (usually the parolees say this one...), dang, I can't get them all on paper, if you get my drift. I don't care what people call me. They can have the last word...but I have the last action. I don't get wrapped up in contempt of cop issues.

I guess you took it all out of text I was trying to learn some history you call me what ever the fuck you want it dontmake a shit out of me. Dont think I am some pussy who let a name hurt my little fucking feelers.


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