So it seems that copy is a work meant to be copied – i.e. Module will self-destruct in sixty seconds. English  Etymology . That’s all changed. Copy. Easily move forward or … Inspector! Houston has now elected its first openly gay mayor, Annise Parker, who seems a very capable administrator. Agent 511, do you copy? It means, "Do you hear me?" The term 'How copy" is a question as to whether or not the speaker's message was received sufficiently clearly to be understood. Time was when I associated Houston with space travel and dire urban planning. posted by Bookworm on January 23, 2003: : What does "Do you copy?" Along those lines. 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”. When you say Woah, hey guys, welcome to EB Games, and the customers want to order something, you say Copy that. or, "Did you get that?". 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”. Do you copy? Houston, do you copy? by Maria on December 15, 2009. Or is it? : It a CB term that truck drivers use. printed or reproduced. Do you read me? Find the exact moment in a TV show, movie, or music video you want to share. Several agencies and professions (e.g. Superman Returns (2006) - Yarn is the best way to find video clips by quote. come from, what does it mean? Posted by Masakim on January 23, 2003. In Reply to: Do you copy? When you say I understand in military speak, you say Copy that. 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. aviation) have developed their distinct vocabulary for confirming the receipt and understanding of communicated messages. Inspector!