come from, what does it mean? Agent 511, do you copy? Houston, do you copy? Time was when I associated Houston with space travel and dire urban planning. When you say I understand in military speak, you say Copy that. Along those lines. From a UK non military, but professional perspective, when I got a job as a despatch rider in the mid seventies, correct radio procedure was drummed into us. posted by Bookworm on January 23, 2003: : What does "Do you copy?" Easily move forward or … On answers.com, I found this definition: Copy is a derivative of the latin “ad copies” meaning “to provide” which in turn may be traced back to Greek “ad copium” meaning “to nourish” or “to give”. In Reply to: Do you copy? : It a CB term that truck drivers use. Do you copy? aviation) have developed their distinct vocabulary for confirming the receipt and understanding of communicated messages. So it seems that copy is a work meant to be copied – i.e. Several agencies and professions (e.g. Copy. English [] Etymology []. Or is it? or, "Did you get that?". by Maria on December 15, 2009. Inspector! printed or reproduced. Posted by Masakim on January 23, 2003. The origin can be traced to the phrase in past tense (“Houston, we've had a problem here”) that was used by the crew of the Apollo 13 moon flight, to report a major technical problem back to their Houston base.The phrase is normally misquoted as “Houston, we have a problem” as in the movie Apollo 13: “Houston, we have a problem”. Module will self-destruct in sixty seconds. The term 'How copy" is a question as to whether or not the speaker's message was received sufficiently clearly to be understood. Superman Returns (2006) - Yarn is the best way to find video clips by quote. Find the exact moment in a TV show, movie, or music video you want to share. Houston has now elected its first openly gay mayor, Annise Parker, who seems a very capable administrator. Do you read me? When you say Woah, hey guys, welcome to EB Games, and the customers want to order something, you say Copy that. That’s all changed. It means, "Do you hear me?" Inspector!