Police Nab 2 So-Called ‘Grease Pirates’
I’ve seen music pirates, I’ve seen underwear pirates, and now it’s grease pirates. I really think the media needs to come up with a new buzzword – every time some one steals crap it doesn’t have to be piracy. I mean, were they even wearing cool hats? Did they have a parrot or a hook? I rest my case.
I played Danny Zuko in a community theater production once.
I’m guessing pirate because they are stealing to resell. That would be considered Piracy.
You’re also right about them making up the word. Otherwise.. who gives a crap about grease theft?
Let’s face it:
a) Pirates are sexy right now (again)
b) ‘Grease Burglars’ just doesn’t have the same ring to it
c) The obvious choice, ‘Hamburglers,’ is a trademark of the McDonald’s Corporation and would have gotten the reporters in trouble
How about ‘Fry Oil Filchers’? It’s even got some alliteration and it flows…
I could go on… but why?
did they steal the grease on the high seas