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to hate police officers being called "the filth"

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nametaken Tue 07-Oct-08 12:02:30

and while I'm at it, I also hate people referring to the police as "the filth" or "pigs"

My nice middle class bil even called them the filth and he didn't even mean it in a nasty way!!!!!!! Just thought it was Okay to call them that.


ranting Tue 07-Oct-08 12:04:43

Nobody in rl calls them the filth though, do they? They only do that on The Bill grin

nametaken Tue 07-Oct-08 12:05:23

My Bil DID

onager Tue 07-Oct-08 12:10:39

I think it's meant to be cool somehow, but it just sounds immature.

MorningTownRide Tue 07-Oct-08 12:11:57

My dad was a policeman and refers to them as the filth. Tongue in cheek though. He is turning into a bigoted old bastard a la Prince Philip. grin

S'not nice though is it?

WelliesAndPyjamas Tue 07-Oct-08 12:13:38

They get called a lot worse than that by some. And get threats against themselves and their families. It's just the way it is these days. sad

tessofthedurbervilles Tue 07-Oct-08 12:28:35

I have said it in jest....with no harm intended...they do a fantastic job and I am glad they are about and have every respect for them but why do they have to look so bloody young nowadays?! (wink)

MamaG Tue 07-Oct-08 12:29:37

It bugs me too

mou Tue 07-Oct-08 12:41:55

My DS uses it (10), and I hate it, also calls them 'rozzers', I get all poncy...."they are policemen/women, and one day you might need them so show some respect!!"blush

Tortington Tue 07-Oct-08 12:48:38

what is rozzers slang for - i use that

jesuswhatnext Tue 07-Oct-08 12:53:14

don't worry, they don't mind grin my db is a 'filth' as is his gf, we call them that all the time, they DO know that we are VERY PROUD of them though (btw, you should hear waht the 'filth' call us public, would make your hair curl)

mou Tue 07-Oct-08 12:55:33

I don't know custardo....sorry....I just have a hissy fit at DS as he is determined to talk in slang a lot of the time. No offense!

TigerFeet Tue 07-Oct-08 12:57:09

My favourite bit ever of The Young Ones is when Neal joins the police and he knocks on the door of the scummy flat and shouts "Open up, it's the pigs" grin v v funny

BloodAndMutts Tue 07-Oct-08 12:57:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Uriel Tue 07-Oct-08 13:13:13

jesus - what do they call the public? You know you want to tell us! wink

jesuswhatnext Tue 07-Oct-08 13:17:46

sorry uriel - if i told you i would have to kill you grin

Uriel Tue 07-Oct-08 13:23:41


<weighs curiousity against living>

G'wan! grin

Ashantai Tue 07-Oct-08 16:17:54

We call them the "bizzies". God bless Brookside grin

Tortington Tue 07-Oct-08 18:24:13

yeah i use bizzies too

i assume as in busy bodies

rozzers - to roast hmmmm - not so bad

cheshirekitty Tue 07-Oct-08 19:26:05

Bizzies is scouse, police are very busy in Liverpool (where I come from).

MorningTownRide Tue 07-Oct-08 19:30:29

TigerFeet "Neil! Why have you got that tit on your head?"

4jen Tue 07-Oct-08 19:54:43

Being called the filth is the least of their problems. Finding themselves on YouTube on a regular basis is more worrying.

Can't give away all the secrets of Fed Speak but those who are well known and commit a lot of crime are generally referred to as slag!.

ThatsNotMyFanjo Tue 07-Oct-08 20:01:46

Thin blue line between police and crim in my book - though I do appreciate the line is there, I'm glad I only see them from afar

unaccomplishedfattylegalmummy Tue 07-Oct-08 23:08:13

Yup another "bizzies" here too.

LemonyAle Tue 07-Oct-08 23:23:14

I like "babylon"

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