I read a post about cop-speak yesterday (here) and began thinking about how much of it gets into your everyday life when you are married to a police officer. I remembered when Sarge and I first started dating and when talking on the phone he'd say "Stand by One." It took a couple weeks before I realized that he meant "hold on a minute." I'd be talking to no-one and totally confused!
In the last two years I've learned about EDPs ( Emotionally Disturbed Person), that a magazine is not reading material, a red-light taxi takes someone back to the station, and "take the ride" refers to someone being tasered, not a roller coaster. I also had to learn that it's a tour, not work. Have a good day at work is not equal to having a safe tour. There is a certain amount of lingo that goes along with being married to a cop and I'm still picking it up. (The Army has a whole different set of acronyms and words, another post for another day) Anyone else have things I need to add to my vocabulary or have funny stories like talking to no one after hearing "Stand By One?"