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Old 11-04-2003, 04:26 PM   #1
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Default Trivia question: From Hawaii Five-0, what does the term "Five-0" mean & where did it come from?

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Default wasn't it the area code? or some surf term?

50-50 wha?
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Old 11-04-2003, 04:27 PM   #3
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Default are you serious?

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Old 11-04-2003, 04:28 PM   #4
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Default It refers to the po-po if i'm not mistaken

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Default Not sure if you're looking for a more specific answer though

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Default No...and that's why I get a kick out of this question every time I ask it.

People knew that it was a cop show, so they assume that "Five-0" is referring to the police.

It wasn't. And the answer is so off-the-wall that you'll get a good chuckle.
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Default ummm...yeah.

except for the 50-50 part...
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Old 11-04-2003, 04:31 PM   #8
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Default Hawaii is the 50th state, hence the nickname "5-0".

n. Short for police officers. Originated from the TV show Hawaii 5-0 which was a copp show in the 1970's. Hawaii is the 50th state, hence the nickname "5-0".<ul><li><a href="http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=five-o">http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=five-o</a</li></ul>
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Default police code for officer

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Default Winnar.

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