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    Hot Fuzz

    http://jointhefuzz.com/indexnew.php New comedy by the guys who did Shawn of the Dead, opens April 20th.

    Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is the finest cop London has to offer, with an arrest record 400% higher than any other officer on the force. Heís so good, he makes everyone else look bad. As a result, Angelís superiors send him to a place where his talents wonít be quite so embarrassing -- the sleepy and seemingly crime-free village of Sandford.
    Once there, he is partnered with the well-meaning but overeager police officer Danny Butterman (Nick Frost). The son of amiable Police Chief Frank Butterman (Jim Broadbent), Danny is a huge action movie fan and believes his new big-city partner might just be a real-life "bad boy," and his chance to experience the life of gunfights and car chases he so longs for. Angel is quick to dismiss this as childish fantasy and Dannyís puppy-like enthusiasm only adds to Angelís growing frustration. However, as a series of grisly accidents rocks the village, Angel is convinced that Sandford is not what it seems and as the intrigue deepens, Dannyís dreams of explosive, high-octane, car-chasing, gunfighting, all-out action seem more and more like a reality.
    It's time for these small-town cops to break out some big-city justice.
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    Looks like some funny slapstick,,, I may go see it.
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    Yeah- I wanna see it.
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    Sorry, it's too funny for Americans. None of you are to see it, so let that be an end to it.
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    Where does the "fuzz" term come from anyway?

    Cop - short for copper - owing to constables wearing coats with large brass buttons - or so I heard it. Is that correct?

    Since I'm off on this tangent, how did bears get into law enforcement?

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    Cop is an old English expression, meaning to catch something. i.e. Cop a feel, cop the flack for....etc.
    Nothing to do with buttons or badges.
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    Wrong again. Well, no surprise there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan 42 View Post
    Sorry, it's too funny for Americans. None of you are to see it, so let that be an end to it.
    Hey! I thought "Shaun of the Dead" was an excellent film, and very funny. Does that not provide an exemption for me to see "Hot Fuzz?"




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    C.O.P. = Constable On Patrol
    as for the movie, I want to see it, I could use a good laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcsdscott View Post
    C.O.P. = Constable On Patrol
    as for the movie, I want to see it, I could use a good laugh.
    Sorry, that is just made up, like PIG = Pride Integrity and Guts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan 42 View Post
    Sorry, it's too funny for Americans.
    Ummm...kinda like those "too funny' british comedies on PBS at 2 am on Sundays?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BugEyedBeast View Post
    Where does the "fuzz" term come from anyway?

    Cop - short for copper - owing to constables wearing coats with large brass buttons - or so I heard it. Is that correct?

    Since I'm off on this tangent, how did bears get into law enforcement?
    Copper and brass are two different metals.

    The story I heard was back in the day badges used to be made of copper. Honestly, the term "cop"'s origins are probably lost and is in the realm of myth.

    As for the term "fuzz"- no idea.
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    I'll tell you again then.

    Around the year 1700, the slang verb cop entered English usage, meaning "to get ahold of, catch, capture." By 1844, cop showed up in print, and soon thereafter the -er suffix was added, and a policeman became a copper, one who cops or catches and arrests criminals. Copper first appeared in print in 1846, the use of cop as a short form copper occured in 1859.

    • noun a police officer.

    • verb (copped, copping) 1 catch or arrest (an offender). 2 incur (something unwelcome). 3 (cop off) have a sexual encounter. 4 (cop out) avoid doing something that one ought to do.

    — PHRASES cop hold of Brit. take hold of. cop it Brit. 1 get into trouble. 2 be killed. not much cop Brit. not very good.

    — ORIGIN perhaps from Old French caper ‘seize’, from Latin capere.


    Can't help with Fuzz though, other than the term is believed to be of U.S. origin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan 42 View Post
    I'll tell you again then.

    Around the year 1700...
    Can you provide proof that is the definitive source of the term "cop"?
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    Well that's what it says in the Oxford English Dictionary and that is the difinitive source for the English language. Even modern words get in there , eventually.
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    http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/cop

    Second link covers fuzz a bit, though its not certain.

    http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mcop.html

    As for why I said brass, it just seemed more practical for buttons than actual copper. Since thermal characteristics aren't important to buttons, unlike heatsinks and cookware, it just seemed copper buttons would likely be an alloy to avoid tarnishing. Not that it ended up mattering anyway

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    This possible one of the funiest films i've seen for years.

    It shows a very accurate if comedic insight into the politics of policing here in England and Wales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    Hey! I thought "Shaun of the Dead" was an excellent film, and very funny. Does that not provide an exemption for me to see "Hot Fuzz?"
    Shaun of the Dead was funny. Bad part was I had a hard time understanding them sometimes. Those accents were heavy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beans View Post
    Shaun of the Dead was funny. Bad part was I had a hard time understanding them sometimes. Those accents were heavy!

    Don't tell me, You could understand the Zombies but not those speaking English?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beans View Post
    Shaun of the Dead was funny. Bad part was I had a hard time understanding them sometimes. Those accents were heavy!
    I've heard others make comments about not being able to understand the accents in British films. Did you ever see the film "Snatch?"




 

 
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