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Thread #172874   Message #4197727
Posted By: Doug Chadwick
22-Feb-24 - 11:01 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves part II
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves part II
Doug, in my experience police officers don't mind being called cops

Maybe so, but I wouldn't be comfortable using it in a situation where police officers were carrying out official duties. In a more informal setting, though, I wouldn't be too fussed about its use. gives it as:-
"Cop is an informal, somewhat derogatory word for a police officer."