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Top 10 Codes You Aren’t Meant To Know
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Posted on 10/02/2009 10:30:30 AM PDT by RaptorY22

Stores, hospitals, entertainment venues, and other places where the public are together in large numbers, use secret codes to pass information between store employees. These are meant to be a secret as they don’t want to alarm the non-staff members or alert someone (like a thief) to the fact that they have been noticed. Many stores have their own codes – for example WalMart, but there are a number that are nearly universal in application. This is a list of ten secret codes that may prove useful to you in future, or at least dispel any curiosity you may have if you hear them.

10-31 means that a crime is in progress. 10-00 (ten double-zero) means “officer down – all patrols respond. A code 10 in hospitals can refer to a mass casualty or serious threat. On a ship, a code oscar means someone has gone overboard.

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KEYWORDS: codes; secret

1 posted on 10/02/2009 10:30:30 AM PDT by RaptorY22
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To: RaptorY22

In politics, Code “Zero” means incipient Communism.


2 posted on 10/02/2009 10:33:13 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (0bummer isn't black, he's YELLOW.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

That is funny - wonder if there is a manual for other codes like that!


3 posted on 10/02/2009 10:37:29 AM PDT by conservativeauditor
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To: RaptorY22

4 posted on 10/02/2009 10:37:45 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: RaptorY22
“Doctor Brown” is a code word often used in hospitals to alert security staff to a threat to personnel. If a...

That may be so, but a "Code Brown" is much more frequently used in hospitals.

Don't worry though...It has nothing to do with a threat to personnel

A "Code Brown" means someone (usually a patient) just "soiled themselves" and needs to get back into bed or get their shoes changed.

Usage: "I have a LOL (little old lady) with a code brown in room 226; can you help?"

5 posted on 10/02/2009 10:39:05 AM PDT by China Clipper (My favorite animals usually are found next to the rice on my plate.)
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To: RaptorY22
Doctors do this a lot. My fav is AMYOYO.
6 posted on 10/02/2009 10:41:28 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("When France chides you for appeasement, you know you're scraping bottom." --Charles Krauthammer)
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To: RaptorY22
Code Adam was invented by Walmart but it is now an internationally recognized alert. It means “missing child”. ... As soon as the alert is heard, security staff will begin to monitor the doors and other exits. If the child is not found within 10 minutes, the police are alerted and a store search begins.

Relevant factoid: the majority of abducted children are dead within 4 hours, most of the rest within 24.

7 posted on 10/02/2009 10:41:36 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (Mr. Obama, I will not join your plantation.)
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To: RaptorY22

Leaving out the famous hospital codes “calling Dr. Blue” and “paging Dr. Fine”.


8 posted on 10/02/2009 10:42:29 AM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 163)
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To: RaptorY22

“Code Blue”: hospital announcement for “patient is about to die, everyone relevant get your butts in to help NOW”.


9 posted on 10/02/2009 10:43:04 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (Mr. Obama, I will not join your plantation.)
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To: China Clipper

One of the reasons I didn’t go into the medical field. Was interested in nursing, but didn’t want to deal with that kind of stuff.


10 posted on 10/02/2009 10:43:24 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: RaptorY22

Code gray also refers to a tornado warning in some hospitals.


11 posted on 10/02/2009 10:50:17 AM PDT by green pastures
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To: bitterohiogunclinger

“Paging Dr Howard, Dr Fine, Dr Howard?” ;)

(nyuk nyuk nyuk)


12 posted on 10/02/2009 10:50:44 AM PDT by mkjessup (0bama is doing to America what Roman Polanski did to his victim. And without lube.)
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To: ctdonath2

I was visiting a friend and his wife in the hospital.

Suddenly nurses were running up and down the hall, slamming all the doors shut including ours.

They might as well have been shouting “Somebody just DIED in this ward and we don’t want to demoralize you as we remove the body!”


13 posted on 10/02/2009 10:56:37 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: ctdonath2
Relevant factoid: the majority of abducted children are dead within 4 hours, most of the rest within 24.

All abductions or just stranger abductions? I've heard that most abductions are really custody fights between parents/relatives over the child and are thus unlikely to kill the child.

14 posted on 10/02/2009 11:00:43 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Rio: Gold / Madrid: Silver / Tokyo: Bronze / Obama: Lead weight.)
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To: mkjessup

And of course the equalizers, Dr. Smith, Dr. Wesson ....


15 posted on 10/02/2009 11:03:55 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: KarlInOhio

Sorry, shoulda specified “stranger”.
Thing is, when the kid is taken the difference may not be clear at the time - leaving one with few options but to assume the worst and work FAST. Good reason to be armed.


16 posted on 10/02/2009 11:07:01 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (Mr. Obama, I will not join your plantation.)
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To: RaptorY22

years ago, back in my college days, some friends and I were at busch gardens, Virginia. On one roller coaster, one of them decided to pull out his “pinch hitter” and fired it up at the top of the coaster, which was right in front of a video camera. oops. we got to the end of the ride and there were several guards running around talking about a”10-2” . we managed to escape, and my buds called any subsequent pinch hit from then on as a 10-2. i had forgotten about that til now.


17 posted on 10/02/2009 11:12:36 AM PDT by tm61 (somewhere in chicago, a ward is missing it's crook)
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To: RaptorY22
We may want to "86" this thread. LOL

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18 posted on 10/02/2009 11:13:56 AM PDT by wastoute (translation of tag "Come and get them (bastards)" or "come get some")
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To: RaptorY22

Yeah!!! A story from our area. Salinas TV rocks. Especially Olga.

I gotta find a picture of her.


19 posted on 10/02/2009 11:19:05 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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And I have just been informed She works for KION not KSBW.  Not my fault.  KSBW should hire more women like her
 
 
 
 
 
 

20 posted on 10/02/2009 11:24:05 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: RaptorY22
My favorite of all time "The Eagle Has Laneded".
21 posted on 10/02/2009 11:40:10 AM PDT by ßuddaßudd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: bitterohiogunclinger

>Leaving out the famous hospital codes “calling Dr. Blue” >and “paging Dr. Fine”.

When I was a lab tech the code for fire was “Dr. Red”, followed by the floor location (e.g., “two north).


22 posted on 10/02/2009 11:41:01 AM PDT by Magic Fingers
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To: RaptorY22

Hospital I work for has a whole set of codes:

Blue (well known)

Red.. fire

Orange.. bomb threat

silver.. hostage situation or shooter on the loose

yellow.. hazmat spill

etc.


23 posted on 10/02/2009 12:21:06 PM PDT by Mr Inviso (ACORN=Arrogant Condescending Obama Ruining Nation)
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To: Mr Inviso

I read about a hospital that used to announce, “Doctor Mortimer Post! Paging Doctor Mortimer Post!” over the PA whenever they had an interesting case in post mortem that doctors might want to check out.


24 posted on 10/02/2009 1:46:13 PM PDT by kaylar
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To: ctdonath2

I was just discussing the Elizabeth Smart story and the facts you just gave are depressing.


25 posted on 10/02/2009 2:26:17 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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