It is a lewd nickname which stemmed from the days when policemen were given free donuts by coffee shops to be present there. There was sometimes trouble in coffee shops, so it was good to have them around.
Asked in Guinea Pigs
Why are People in experiments referred to as Guinea Pigs?
because scientists used to experiment on guinea pigs
Asked in Animal Farm
Why did George Orwell chose pigs in Animal Farm?
The Pigs were intended to portray the Police, in the case of the Russians at the time, the domestic NKVD service- which was well, like a FBI on steroids- rooting out all sorts of disloyalty and corruption-and of course, performing legitimate law-enforcement tasks as do all police agencies. Decades later the Black Panther movement referred to the Police as Pigs in cartoons. Commissioner Murphy- possibly the namesake of Murphy"s Law- was given the handle ( The Big Pig) regular news media styled...
Asked in Idioms, Cliches, and Slang
What is the slang term for policeman?
There are many, and it depends on which country you are in. In Canada and the U.S.A., they are are probably most often referred to as 'cops' (an acronym for Constable On Patrol). They are also referred to as "pigs (rude), the fuzz (1970's slang), five-oh (1970's slang reference to the TV show "Hawaii 5 0"), troopers (mostly in the U.S.A.), the boys in blue, bears (trucker slang), Fozzy the Bear (Muppet Show reference, Bulls (U.S. reference in southern States), Feds (reference to...
Does a police station have a production and operation function?
Not that as that phrase is commonly understood or referred to in the business world. ...