Friday, April 27, 2012

A Police

On The Wire, characters are always saying things like "I'm just a police," or "He's a police."

I have never heard a single person in real life call someone "a police." The short, gender-neutral term is "a cop." Is this a Baltimore thing, or something new I've missed, or does it only exist in TVLand?

1 comment:

  1. You are an old. We youngs use adjectives as singular nouns on a regular basis.


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