Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#948 - 03/28/00 12:06 PM MO  
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 6
sachin Offline
stranger
sachin  Offline
stranger

Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 6
I often hear the word MO used to describe criminal on tv what does it mean?

Thanks
sach


#949 - 03/28/00 12:56 PM Re: MO  
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 7
conscious Offline
stranger
conscious  Offline
stranger

Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 7
MO stands for modus operandi, latin for "mode of operating", or something of that nature. It's the signature of the criminal, as offenders frequently operate in the same manner to commit repeat crimes; e.g. using a rope to strangle someone each time a serial murderer kills, as opposed to using a rope one time, a knife the next, etc.


#950 - 03/28/00 10:20 PM Re: MO  
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 11,613
Jackie Offline
Jackie  Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 11,613
Louisville, Kentucky
This actually stands for "modus operandi", a methodical
or habitual way of doing something. For example, the
purse-snatcher's MO was to always pick elderly women who
were walking alone.

P.S. I like your name.



Moderated by  Jackie 

Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics13,877
Posts223,587
Members9,003
Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members
bpatterson0032, Aladitya_khan, JdawgGaming, Hiteshi, JaneJane
9003 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 60 guests, and 2 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
Top Posters(All Time)
wwh 13,858
Faldage 13,803
Jackie 11,613
tsuwm 10,538
LukeJavan8 8,879
AnnaStrophic 6,511
Wordwind 6,296
of troy 5,400
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 1994-2017 Wordsmith

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.012s Queries: 13 (0.003s) Memory: 2.6568 MB (Peak: 2.7381 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2017-05-28 16:43:39 UTC