Ask The Nuwaupians, is it true that the word cop is from the word cupt" as in copti?

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Question: Ask The Nuwaupians, is it true that the word cop is from the word cupt" as in copti?

Answer: They will believe anything York taught, because York said so.

One of the most ridiculous petty lie York ever made, was in a book called,
"What is Nuwaupu", where he says:


"You run to the Tama'hu man whenever there is a problem in your home, job, and over all, your life. Let a serious dispute arise in the church, and see whether they take it to the false Jesus in prayer or to the authorities downtown called the cops, which is short for "cupt" as in copti the Greek Christian"

-What is Nuwaupu pg. 96


This is a baseless assertion.  York gives NO evidence to back this nonsense up, he doesn't even offer a dictionary just to corroborate his claim. All anyone has to do is conduct a search on the word "Cop" and you'll get the following results.

cop (v.) 

1704, northern British dialect, "to seize, to catch," perhaps ultimately from Middle French caper "seize, to take," from Latin capere "to take" (see capable); or from Dutch kapen "to take," from Old Frisian capia "to buy," which is related to Old English ceapian (see cheap). Related: Copped; copping."


Origin: early 18th century (as a verb): perhaps from obsolete cap 'arrest', from Old French caper 'seize', from Latin capere. The noun is from copper.

COP: Cop the noun is almost certainly a shortening of copper, which in turn derives from cop the verb. Copper as slang for policeman is first found in print in 1846, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. The most likely explanation is that it comes from the verb "to cop" meaning to seize, capture, or snatch, dating from just over a century earlier (1704). As with many words, there are several stories floating around positing various origins, almost certainly false. The notion that cop is an acronym for "Constable On Patrol" is nonsense. Similarly, the word did not arise because police uniforms in New York (or London or wherever) had copper buttons, copper badges, or anything of the sort.

-Oxford Dictionary 

There is nothing supporting York's belief that the word Cop is from the word cupt, so why would York lie about something so insignificant or trivial?  The answer may be found in the following explanation.


Definition of Pathological Liar:  an individual who habitually tells lies so exaggerated or bizarre that they are suggestive of mental disorder

-Merriam-Webster Dictionary


1. Pathological Liar – Definition

Pathological liar refers to a liar that is compulsive or impulsive, lies on a regular basis and is unable to control their lying despite of foreseeing inevitable negative consequences or ultimate disclosure of the lie. Generally lies told by a pathological liar have self-defeating quality to them and don’t serve the long term material needs of the person. Therefore pathological lying is lying that is caused by a pathology, occurs on a regular basis, is compulsive or impulsive & uncontrolled, and has self-defeating, self-trapping quality to it.


3. Pathological Liar – Causes

Causes of development of pathological lying can be, but are not limited to, one or more of the factors mentioned below:

1. A dysfunctional family;

2. Sexual or physical abuse in childhood;

Neuropsychological abnormalities; such as borderline mental retardation, learning disabilities etc.

3. Impulse control disorders; such as kleptomania, pathological gambling, compulsive shopping.

Accommodating or suggestible personality traits; Personality disorders such as Sociopathic, Narcissistic, Borderline, Histrionic and more; Substance abuse or substance abuse in family;

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York was fully aware of the significance of lying, he even wrote a book about it called,



Different Types of Lies:

1. White lie- Defined as a diplomatic or well-intentioned untruth.

2. Fib- Defined as an inconsequential lie

3. Tale- A deliberate lie or a falsehood. 

4. Gossip- (1) Trifling, often groundless rumor, usually of a personal, sensational or intimate nature; idle talk (2) A person who habitually engages in such talk.

5. Fables- Legendary stories; unverified stories, unverified means not substantiated; not proven to be true. To tell a fable means to narrate something as if it were true. Note that the key words in the previous sentence are

"as if they were true", which means that it isn't true... 

6. Story- A narrative, usually fictional, that is intended to amuse the reader or hearer. A story can also be called a tale. In other words a story is a lie that is told with style...

7. Hoax- (1) To trick into believing or accepting as genuine, something false and often preposterous. (2) An act intended to trick or dupe; impostor, something accepted or established by fraud or fabrication..."

-The Significance of a Lie pg. 21-32