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    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of the word "pop" in:

    Detective: "You Popped in '92 for ag assault, (o.s.) '93 criminal conspiracy, '94 possession (on) with intent"

    What is the meaning of "popped" here? what is it capitalized?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: pop

    Not a teacher

    If you gave a wider context it would make things a lot easier, like about the "issues". Haven't you got an OCR to scan at least a paragraph of the book you are reading?

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    M.

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    Re: pop

    Quote Originally Posted by Mannysteps View Post
    Not a teacher

    If you gave a wider context it would make things a lot easier, like about the "issues". Haven't you got an OCR to scan at least a paragraph of the book you are reading?

    Regards,

    M.
    it's an episode, not a book. Ask me to answer you. tell me what's messing?

    Thanks

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    Re: pop

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of the word "pop" in:

    Detective: "You Popped in '92 for ag assault, (o.s.) '93 criminal conspiracy, '94 possession (on) with intent"

    What is the meaning of "popped" here? what is it capitalized?

    Thanks a lot.
    Are you sure the detective didn't say "You got popped in '92 for ag assault"? To get "popped" is slang in AmE for being arrested. It sounds like the detective is reciting a list of previous crimes to a perpetrator: he was arrested in 1992 for aggravated assault, in 1993 for criminal conspiracy, and in 1994 with possession of illegal narcotics with the intent to sell them. "Popped" wouldn't usually be capitalized, though.

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    Re: pop

    mess - a disorderly or dirty pile of things

    Look at some possible uses:

    "messing things up" - confusing things
    "messing around" - going about senselessly or causing disturbance
    "messing with me" - fooling me/with me
    "messing in other people's affairs" - interfering

    M.

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    Re: pop

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Are you sure the detective didn't say "You got popped in '92 for ag assault"? To get "popped" is slang in AmE for being arrested. It sounds like the detective is reciting a list of previous crimes to a perpetrator: he was arrested in 1992 for aggravated assault, in 1993 for criminal conspiracy, and in 1994 with possession of illegal narcotics with the intent to sell them. "Popped" wouldn't usually be capitalized, though.
    He hasn't said "got" but it's usual they don't say a lot of grammatically- necessary words You are right. What you said really suits the context.

    Thanks a lot

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