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1280133.  Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:47 pm Reply with quote

A nickname for police in France is "poulet" meaning chicken ,which is used in a similar way to "pig" in English.

Source:A Glossary of French Slang by Oliver Leroy

1280159.  Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:22 am Reply with quote

Funny, I seem to remember in Quebec it's boeuf :)

1280160.  Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:24 am Reply with quote

Just remembered it was a Canadian film I heard it on, it's called Bon Cop bad Cop, it might have been a joke in the film.

1280169.  Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:50 am Reply with quote

Maybe it's just common to called the police an animal as a nickname?

1280172.  Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:42 am Reply with quote

CB27 wrote:
Just remembered it was a Canadian film I heard it on.

I haven't seen that movie, but un bœuf absolutely is a Québec slang term for a police officer. Even less polite is un chien.

1280175.  Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:15 am Reply with quote

And the Royal Military Police are called "monkeys". But rarely to their faces...........


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