If you have been following our page (Emergency Services Humour) for a while, then you might wonder as to why we use the term ‘Oppo’ when referring to Emergency Services & ‘Key Worker’ Colleagues (wordwide)…
The term was ‘adopted’ by our Pages’ Founder, ‘Cop(Ex)’ who, before serving in the Metropolitan Police, served for several years in the Armed Forces. ‘Oppo’ was a term that was, in brief, used to refer to fellow armed forces colleagues who were known as ‘opposite numbers’.
Some of our Military followers may well be familiar with the term, albeit their interpretation of the word ‘oppo’ might differ (just in case we get a barrage of comments from people affirming that our adoption of the word is, in effect, wrong).
So what about the term ‘VIP Oppo‘? If you have heard us use this term, then we are referring to those wonderful and beautiful followers who subscribe to our £1 / $1 / €1 per-month eMagazine, aptly named: S__ts & Giggles.
Our subscribers are the ones who technically keep our page going because (believe it or not) Facebook do not remunerate the owners of pages, such as ours, for contributing in keeping Facebook users entertained!
So if you serve (or have served) in ANY of the emergency services (or ‘key worker sector’), or you have a family member in the emergency services, or even if you support the emergency services, then you are, you’ll be pleased to know, an Oppo! And thus an official member of the global Emergency Services community!
However, in order to become a ‘VIP Oppo’ (at which point you will get invited to join our ‘secret’ Group on Facebook) you must first subscribe to our eMagazine
In our ‘secret’ VIP Oppo Group, the banter continues out of the glare & scrutiny of the general public (and Management) and you also can interact directly with the Admins of Emergency Services Humour.
We can sense your excitement, and look forward to welcoming you into our ‘secret’ fraternity…
Before you go...
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