Dr. Gonzo wrote:I think "CO" comes from the military Commanding Officer which basically means the boss.
purplecityhello wrote:boss is what past-slaves HAD to call anywhite man who they adressed and didnt know his name. i.e excuse me BOSS iz lookin for the nearest gas station, could you show me the way please kind sir?
Common Sense wrote:Old School prisoners that called the CO's "Boss" especially the one's they didn't like, didn't say it out of respect. The word "Boss" stood for Sorry Son of A Bytch, spelled backwards.
As time went on prisoners lost track of these initials and most likely started sayin' "Boss" out of respect.
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