A rookie police officer was out for his first ride with an experienced partner. A call came in telling them to disperse some people who were loitering.
The officers drove to the street and observed a small crowd standing on a corner. The rookie rolled down his window and said, "Let"s get off the corner people."
A few glances, but no one moved, so he barked again, "Let"s get off that corner... NOW!"
Intimidated, the group of people began to leave, casting puzzled stares in his direction.
Proud of his first official act, the young policeman turned to his partner and asked, "Well, how did I do?"
"Pretty good," chuckled the vet, "especially since this is a bus stop."
n. - firm or hard sweet made by boiling sugar, butter, etc.
- this substance. for toffee slang (prec. By can't etc.) (denoting incompetence) at all (they couldn't sing for toffee). [origin unknown]
n. - fastener for a garment consisting of a crosspiece which passes through a hole or loop.
- computing switch action that is operated the same way but with opposite effect on successive occasions. [origin unknown]
- switch n. Electric switch with a lever to be moved usu. Up and down.
n. - = *lavatory.
- process of washing oneself, dressing, etc. (at one's toilet). [french toilette diminutive of toile cloth]
- paper n. Paper for cleaning oneself after excreting.
- roll n. Roll of toilet paper.
- soap n. Soap for washing oneself.
- water n. Dilute perfume used after washing.
n. (pl. -es) 1 glossy red or yellow pulpy edible fruit.
- plant bearing this. [ultimately from mexican tomatl]
n. Boisterous girl who enjoys activities traditionally associated with boys. tomboyish adj. [from *tom]
n. Tit, esp. A blue tit.
n. - primitive drum beaten with the hands.
- tall drum used in jazz bands etc. [hindi tamtam, imitative]
—n. - fleshy muscular organ in the mouth used in tasting, licking, and swallowing, and (in man) for speech.
- tongue of an ox etc. As food.
- faculty of or tendency in speech (a sharp tongue).
- particular language (the german tongue).
- thing like a tongue in shape or position, esp.: a a long low promontory. B a strip of leather etc. Under the laces in a shoe. C the clapper of a bell. D the pin of a buckle. E a projecting strip on a board etc. Fitting into the groove of another. —v. (-guing) use the tongue to articulate (notes) in playing a wind instrument. find (or lose) one's tongue be able (or unable) to express oneself after a shock etc. Hold one's tongue see *hold1. With one's tongue in one's cheek insincerely or ironically. [old english]
n. Either of two small organs, one on each side of the root of the tongue. [latin]
adj. (-ier, -iest) having large, numerous, or prominent teeth.