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#1 GameDude

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 05:39 AM

I see a lot of people on Xbox Live with 187 after their names. I understand it when people use 69 and 420...but what does 187 mean?
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#2 camoor

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 05:40 AM

I see a lot of people on Xbox Live with 187 after their names. I understand it when people use 69 and 420...but what does 187 mean?


Wow are you trying to make me feel old.

Don't the kids listen to Snoop Dog anymore?

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 05:41 AM

I see a lot of people on Xbox Live with 187 after their names. I understand it when people use 69 and 420...but what does 187 mean?


Wow are you trying to make me feel old.

Don't the kids listen to Snoop Dog anymore?


Damn I guess not.

It's the police code for murder

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#4 n2x0000

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 05:42 AM

187 is, of course, the exact number of ulcer-inducing moments in Phantom Menace.
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Posted 08 January 2005 - 05:42 AM

It's the LAPD police code for Murder to be exact, many other agencies use 10 codes or call it a 31 (Homicide).
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#6 GameDude

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 05:43 AM

I see a lot of people on Xbox Live with 187 after their names. I understand it when people use 69 and 420...but what does 187 mean?


Wow are you trying to make me feel old.

Don't the kids listen to Snoop Dog anymore?


I might be older than you. I didn't know what 69 meant until like my 2nd year in hs. :shock:
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Posted 08 January 2005 - 05:44 AM

I still don't understand what 420 means. :shock:

#8 tyecko

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 05:46 AM

"Yeah and it don't stop"
" Cuz it's 187 on tha undercover cop"

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 05:46 AM

I still don't understand what 420 means. :shock:


Hah. Isn't it referencing how Grateful Dead concerts started at 4:30, so people started smoking (weed) at 4:20?

187 = police code for homicide

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 05:46 AM

Oh, yeah? What does the term "Code 4" mean to cops, hotshots?

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 05:50 AM

420

Once apon a time in the 60s, there was a group of highschool friends who called themselves The *something* (might have been mysterious) Waldos. They would always meet after school at 4:20 to smoke weed. So, whenever they were in school and they wanted to talk about it, they would use 420 as a code word for it.
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Posted 08 January 2005 - 05:51 AM

I still don't understand what 420 means. :shock:


Hah. Isn't it referencing how Grateful Dead concerts started at 4:30, so people started smoking (weed) at 4:20?

187 = police code for homicide


That would be correct

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 05:52 AM

Oh, yeah? What does the term "Code 4" mean to cops, hotshots?


If that means anything, would it be 'officer down' ?

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 05:53 AM

I thought 420 was just the date when it's National Weed Day. Ahhhh a great day it is.. jk of course.
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Posted 08 January 2005 - 05:55 AM

Oh, yeah? What does the term "Code 4" mean to cops, hotshots?


If that means anything, would it be 'officer down' ?


Nope. If the cops were searching your house for drugs and didn't find anything, one of the cops would tell the others that the house was "Code 4". It means that everything is normal.

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 05:57 AM

I thought Code 6 was everything normal.
this is _the gloaming_

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 07:12 AM

Ok, I listened to snoop when he was snoop doggy dog and dre and eazy e before that and I still didn't know what 187 meant.
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Posted 08 January 2005 - 07:19 AM

I see a lot of people on Xbox Live with 187 after their names. I understand it when people use 69 and 420...but what does 187 mean?


Wow are you trying to make me feel old.

Don't the kids listen to Snoop Dog anymore?


I was thinking Sublime

"It's about comin' up and stayin' on top
And screamin' 1-8-7 on a mother fuckin' cop"

but snoop-a-loop works as well

#19 radjago

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 01:01 PM

I've heard some say it was the number of times Al Pacino says Fuck in Scarface.

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 02:57 PM

"Yeah and it don't stop"
" Cuz it's 187 on tha undercover cop"


no no no it's 187 on a mothafuckin cop ;)


see the movie too, it's pretty good
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Posted 08 January 2005 - 04:13 PM

technically he says "one-eight-seven" and not one hundred eighty seven...just to get it right

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 04:22 PM

It also got a big boost as part of the title of a Samuel Jackson movie that ran perpetually on cable and reached a lot of people who'd never listen to rap any longer than it takes to change the channel.

Another favorite is 5150. Means the individual is friggin' berserk. Bring the net, tranqs, and tasers.
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Posted 08 January 2005 - 04:59 PM

I've heard some say it was the number of times Al Pacino says shaq-fu in Scarface.


Isn't that the 182 from Blink 182?
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Posted 08 January 2005 - 05:37 PM

I've heard some say it was the number of times Al Pacino says shaq-fu in Scarface.


Isn't that the 182 from Blink 182?


Yeah.

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 05:51 PM

Oh, yeah? What does the term "Code 4" mean to cops, hotshots?


If that means anything, would it be 'officer down' ?


Nope. If the cops were searching your house for drugs and didn't find anything, one of the cops would tell the others that the house was "Code 4". It means that everything is normal.


Code 4- No further assitance required. Police codes vary from state to state though, so YMMV.



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Posted 08 January 2005 - 05:54 PM

420 is actually a reference to April 20th the day the Columbine school tragedy happened. 420 actually relates to the date of the Columbine disaster (April 20, 1999.) April 20=4/20 so people figured 4/20 (April 20th) of every year to smoke weed to remember what happened and be greatful that there were survivors. Today alot of its referencing has been lost (which is said Columbine only happened 6 years ago) and like the person said at the top of this thread(1swtdeception) "isn't it national smoke weed day?" it is, but it has a story behind it. I hope this helps.

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 05:58 PM

Also another little fact (nothing to do with the true meaning of 420) but some say it is because hitler was born on April 20th, 1889 but this just went into the minds of the 2 kid sthat commited Columbine, they looked up to hitler, so they did it in his "memorial" sick, but it happened. But my first post is actually the true meaning.

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 05:59 PM

420 is actually a reference to April 20th the day the Columbine school tragedy happened. 420 actually relates to the date of the Columbine disaster (April 20, 1999.) April 20=4/20 so people figured 4/20 (April 20th) of every year to smoke weed to remember what happened and be greatful that there were survivors. Today alot of its referencing has been lost (which is said Columbine only happened 6 years ago) and like the person said at the top of this thread(1swtdeception) "isn't it national smoke weed day?" it is, but it has a story behind it. I hope this helps.


if you honestly think that 420 started because of columbine my best advices is to put a gun to your head... now
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Posted 08 January 2005 - 05:59 PM

uh, I may be getting senial in my old age, but I remember people saying 420 way befor Columbine.

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 06:01 PM

420 is actually a reference to April 20th the day the Columbine school tragedy happened. 420 actually relates to the date of the Columbine disaster (April 20, 1999.) April 20=4/20 so people figured 4/20 (April 20th) of every year to smoke weed to remember what happened and be greatful that there were survivors. Today alot of its referencing has been lost (which is said Columbine only happened 6 years ago) and like the person said at the top of this thread(1swtdeception) "isn't it national smoke weed day?" it is, but it has a story behind it. I hope this helps.


I'm sorry, but WHAT? WRONG!!!!

I've heard of 420 since the early 90's. It references a time of day.

Here's my take on it: surfers in California would aloways get up at 4:20 am and smoke before they went out to catch the huge morning waves.

420 means what it wants to for different people, but the analogy is always the same: 4:20=time to smoke weed.