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Re: cop?

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  • Melvyn
    We touched on this subject some time ago: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Czechlist/message/654 but I think cop is as good as anything else suggested there. BR
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 18, 2012
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      We touched on this subject some time ago:

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Czechlist/message/654

      but I think "cop" is as good as anything else suggested there.

      BR

      M.

      --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, "Pilucha, Jiri" <jiri.pilucha@...> wrote:
      >
      > Thanks a lot!
      >
      > (and yes, it is slangy)
      >
      > Jiri
      >
      > From: Czechlist@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Czechlist@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of James Kirchner

      > If it's supposed to be slangy, "cop" is okay. If it's not slangy, don't use "cop".
      >
      > A cop can be in a uniform, or he or she can also be in plain clothes. So a uniformed cop, a plain-clothed cop, an off-duty cop, a retired cop, a kiddie cop, etc.
      >
      > Any policeman is a cop.
      >
      > Jamie
      >
      > On Feb 18, 2012, at 12:49 PM, Pilucha, Jiri wrote:
      >
      > > I have a draft text in front of me, translated into English by a US native speaker (a friend of mine) in which there's an episode from the communist Czechoslovakia involving a plain clothed member of the secret police. The translator refers to him as a "cop". Is this more or less okay? (The context makes it clear that he's not the regular cop in a uniform). Or is there a better expression (preferably one word)?
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