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  1. KaTrian

    KaTrian A foolish little beast. Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Insult for an over-zealous/officious person

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by KaTrian, Apr 27, 2015.

    I'm looking for a slur or an insult that'd describe a person who appears over-zealous about her job.

    More specifically, it's a situation where a cop arrests a suspect and has just handcuffed her. She wrenches the suspect along with quite a bit of force, and the suspect calls her out on that. The accusation would sound something like this:

    "Watch it, ____ ! You almost dislocated my shoulder there!"

    The suspect is also supposed to be a bit of an annoying brat there.
    Suggestions? I haven't managed to come up with anything that'd fit that context ._.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Boger

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    KaTrian A foolish little beast. Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Hehe, that'd be pretty funny, I guess. Thanks. :) I'd like to avoid references to our pop-culture if at all possible, but at this point I'm open for any and all suggestions!
     
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    You could also take the sarcastic route, in that your character would call the cop something completely opposite.
     
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    stevesh Banned Contributor

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    In that situation, I would say, "You jackbooted whore!"
     
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  6. KaTrian

    KaTrian A foolish little beast. Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Hehee. "Aren't you a gentle little princess?" :p Or something to that effect?

    ETA:
    @stevesh Jackbooted? Never heard of that!
     
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    How about "Watch it, you sadist bitch!" ?:twisted: I dunno if that's too much though.
     
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    That's a good suggestion, but I suppose here I'm going more for bratty than downright nasty. The suspect is kind of worried she'll get tased if she gives too much attitude, but at the same time, resents the situation and wants to show it through some jibe at the cop, who, to her, sounds really young (she can't see the cop's face 'cause she's wearing a full helmet... Yeaah, this is sci-fi).
     
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    Someone (I think it might have been National Rifle Association president Wayne LaPierre) once famously referred to certain federal law enforcement officers as 'jackbooted government thugs' (a Nazi reference). It kind of became a meme.
     
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    use a personal insult, pig, donut whore, point 5-0, the worst "ginger" , what is it with red hair cops?
     
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    She-ra. Sheena.
    80's girl here.
     
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    Watch it, overly zealous and officious person
     
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    "Granny". That's all I can think up of now. :p
     
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    Ted Nugent, actually. And he said it about the raid on Gibson Guitars over allegations that they had smuggled Indian wood into the country.

    Edited to Add: Oh, looks like I was wrong, it was LaPierre, but way back in 1995. It promted (then) President H. W. Bush to burn his NRA card and LaPierre apologized.
     
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    I would use "gestapo" or "storm trooper".
     
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    I know some police who would consider those a compliment.
     
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    Thanks for your suggestions, everyone. :) @peachalulu I love She-Ra (well, the show was crap), but maybe that's a too old reference. :D At this point I might actually go with the sarcastic quip as it seems to fit the character the best.
     
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    "watch it, Adolf."
     
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    In the good ol UK we call that kind of person a 'jobsworth'. I think 'drone' would fit in there too though.
     
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    Crankhandler!

    Don't know if that's a word but it sounds good.
     
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    "Watch it, Queen Kong! You almost dislocated my shoulder there!"
     
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    Haha, that's great. :supergrin: The cop in question is unusually tall and musclebound for a woman so it'd fit! Thanks!
     
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    Glad to be of service :)
     
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