Editor's note: This story contains graphic language. 

But it's a particularly colorful word that Leach chose to use that had social media in a frenzy.

He later shared the same message on Twitter.

Leach, who supported Hillary Clinton during the election, was referring to a Texas state senator's push to prevent police from seizing a person's cash and personal property unless the suspect was actually convicted of a crime. It's an issue that has affected many residents in Philadelphia, a "$6-million-a-year juggernaut" that was challenged in federal court, but later partially settled.

Some called Leach out for using vulgar language.

So where did Leach draw his inspiration for such a colorful, expressive term?

The only problem was Scotland voted overwhelmingly against the move.

That's when this tweet appeared:

In a blog post about the unexpected vitality of his tweet, the writer, who would only identify himself as Darren due to death threats he's said he received, said he came up with the term on his own, but found references to it dating back to around 2011.

"When I created it, or thought I had, I never expected it to go viral," Darren said. "I certainly didn't envision a senator using it months later, or it being picked up by people like Wil Wheaton, one of my favorite actors."

There are references to the term dating back to the early 2000s, when it popped up in Usenet chats in reference to the bootlegging of videos and audio recordings of concerts in London.