"When I say looking arter, I mean protecting 'em," ses the tec.
"With their hands in the chap's pockets, I mean," ses the tec.
I think many people mistakenly assume that tec exists to find them jobs.
Sam said 'e would, and arter they had 'ad another drink together the tec shifted 'is seat alongside of 'im and talked in his ear.
"That's my secret," he ses, arter the tec 'ad patted 'im on the back and brought 'im round.
It is most secretive in its habits, usually betraying its whereabouts by its sharp call-note of tec or tac.
"You're a marvel, that's wot you are," ses the tec, shaking his 'ead.
At the word 'tec,' George's face went deadly pale, and he sprang from his seat.
When did you become employed by or connected with the tec, as you call it?
[a shortening of detective]
Transfer to Eternal Care (1980s+ Medical)