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25 April 2011 @ 08:01 pm
Quick question  
Here in the UK police refer to putting the lights and sirens on as 'having blues and twos going' and I was just wondering if there is an equivalent slang term used by American cops? I'm just writing a Sentinel fic at the moment and would like to know, I don't recall anyone ever saying any specific phrase on any of the shows I watch.
Black Rookgrachonok on April 25th, 2011 07:09 pm (UTC)
Considering I'm in the middle of drowning into TS, it's a good news!:)
But, I don't want to be a pie,: crossoversidontlikegravy on April 25th, 2011 07:17 pm (UTC)
It's a Dresden Files crossover. Nearly finished it, I really want it complete before posting but hopefully won't be much longer :)
Rhi: don't shootvipersweb on April 25th, 2011 07:11 pm (UTC)
Good question. We definitely don't use what you do. Wiki suggests that the equivalent is lights and sirens, which I think is right, just from my (limited) watching of Police procedurals.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: ecumenicalidontlikegravy on April 25th, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC)
That was kind of my thinking too. Cheers :)
dejladejla on April 25th, 2011 08:08 pm (UTC)
As far I know, it's usually Code 3. Or lights and sirens. Code 1 is lights only, Code 2 is sirens only.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: richie smileidontlikegravy on April 27th, 2011 10:23 am (UTC)
Thanks, that's really helpful. :)
dejladejla on April 27th, 2011 04:41 pm (UTC)
You're welcome!
anniemareanniemare on April 25th, 2011 09:05 pm (UTC)
Sometimes "Running Hot" - Lights and Sirens or "Running Cold" - Either just lights or no lights/sirens.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: oohidontlikegravy on April 27th, 2011 10:23 am (UTC)
Cool. Thanks, that's great.
squeakypiggysqueakypiggy on April 26th, 2011 07:42 pm (UTC)
Only thing I could think of is what my sister calls them, and I can certainly say I've never heard them called that by a police officer: Sex lights. I know it isn't that helpful but at least it always made me giggle when I was younger.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: dalekidontlikegravy on April 27th, 2011 10:24 am (UTC)

Yeah, I'm fairly certain that's not an official nickname *snerk*