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Does anyone know why police officers are called pigs?


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From the Sixties meant a dirty person


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Anyone in power over anything that was not a hippy liberal was a pig of a person. Hence the term PIG


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I quizzed ask.com just out of curiosity, here's the link I found, interesting....


http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mcop.html


Explains, cop, fuzz, an pig origins here, I learned something today!


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HEY WHERE DID CRACKER COME FROM? B/C MY SUSPECTS KEEP CALLIN ME THAT. HAHA

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I heard pig was from the sixties when the hippies where protesting and gas was deployed.  The gas masks used by the officers keeping the hippies in line looked like pig faces. 


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Whan another white cop is present and says something fummy look at they and say////// """"""CRACKER PLEASE"""""""....


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I guess I should have looked at the above mentioned link before I typed my response.


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Cockney rhyming slang originated in the east end of London a couple of hundred years ago.


Basically certain words were replaced by others i.e


Apples and Pears = stairs


Round the houses = trousers


Gold watch = Scotch


Birds nest = chest


I am sure you get the idea........anyway one term for a police officer is pigs trotter = copper.


 


 


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P = Pride


I = Integrity


G = Guts


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Now see I resent the term Pig as I was raised Kosher! LOL


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Anyone in power over anything that was not a hippy liberal was a pig of a person. Hence the term PIG



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P = Pride


I = Integrity


G = Guts



That's what we called it in the late 60's and early 70's


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HEY WHERE DID CRACKER COME FROM? B/C MY SUSPECTS KEEP CALLIN ME THAT. HAHA



Here you go:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cracker_(pejorative)

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P = Pride


I = Integrity


G = Guts



Exactly what I was going to say.

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Former deceased FL Governor Lawton Chiles made a comment a few years ago about being a Florida Cracker.  He didn't say it to be a racial statement, but people took the statement to be racial.  It was said that a cracker was a nickname for a slave owner who would crack the whip. 

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Former deceased FL Governor Lawton Chiles made a comment a few years ago about being a Florida Cracker.  He didn't say it to be a racial statement, but people took the statement to be racial.  It was said that a cracker was a nickname for a slave owner who would crack the whip. 


 


Maybe, maybe not.  Seems the wikipedia page on it got taken down. 


Seems The Bard of Avon used "cracker" as a pejorative for a braggart back in the day.


Another theory is that it comes from "corn cracking" that is grinding meal and living on almost nothing but the 'cracked corn' . 


Another is that crackers are white and brittle. 


There really isn't any solid information on how this insult came into being.


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Does anyone know why police officers are called pigs?



I should have finished reading the earlier responses to this question.  Anyone here's the origin of Pride. Integrity.  GutS.


The police responded with a take on the hippies and liberals calling them "pigs" with a meaning of their own.  Pride. Integrity.  GutS.  We who were not hippies thought this was a fantastic come back and showed a lot of class.  Not to mention it made the hippies look stupider than we already thought they were.


Yep, I was there in the 60s and took Crib notes. 


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The Term PIGS is an old 60's term which stands for:  PRIDE, INTEGRITY and GUTS.


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The Term PIGS is an old 60's term which stands for:  PRIDE, INTEGRITY and GUTS.



Darn Jim, that makes you as old as me. I had an owner of a head shop give me a pig pin and a marijane leaf pin to wear on my tie..... you know I did.


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PIG was a term used by 60's radicals, such as the Black Panthers and the Abbie Hoffman types, when refering to the Police or Police Powers. It became an accronym for Pride Intergity and Guts.


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The Term PIGS is an old 60's term which stands for:  PRIDE, INTEGRITY and GUTS.



Darn Jim, that makes you as old as me. I had an owner of a head shop give me a pig pin and a marijane leaf pin to wear on my tie..... you know I did.



lol, This isn't court, I don't have to testify.


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I was told in the academy way back when that the term "pigs"  was used to describe public servants in the 1900s who were greedy and  thought to be corrupt. If you look at the political cartoons of those days you see pictures of pigs wearing top hats, holding money bags showing off their wealth.


 


 

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I was told in the academy way back when that the term "pigs"  was used to describe public servants in the 1900s who were greedy and  thought to be corrupt. If you look at the political cartoons of those days you see pictures of pigs wearing top hats, holding money bags showing off their wealth.


 


 



I wasn't around in the 1900's, maybe Jim was but we adhered to the pride integrity and guts version.


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6henry41 says ...



I was told in the academy way back when that the term "pigs"  was used to describe public servants in the 1900s who were greedy and  thought to be corrupt. If you look at the political cartoons of those days you see pictures of pigs wearing top hats, holding money bags showing off their wealth.


 


 



I wasn't around in the 1900's, maybe Jim was but we adhered to the pride integrity and guts version.



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PIG was a term used by 60's radicals, such as the Black Panthers and the Abbie Hoffman types, when refering to the Police or Police Powers. It became an accronym for Pride Intergity and Guts.



Brooklyn-we must be about the same age. I was going to write EXACTLY what you did. It started with the Black Panthers, Huey Newton and the Chicago Seven (eight?). It actually was used in refernce to anyone that was in the "establishment". Remember???


We tend to think alike. I was in college in the 60's and remember that well.


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I was on the streets in the 60's with all the radical groups, hippie power, etc etc.  I remember the Black Panther Party under Huey Newton made big use of the term PIG referring to police.  In the Black Panther Paper and The Coloring Book were pictures of offing the pig. Most officers turned the negative aspects into P ride  I ntegrity  G uts.  Good times different times my how things have changed along the way.

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I think it might have been as a result of the striking resemblance that my old Sergeant had to the local denizens of the sty over at the farm......



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