Note from the Editor: This is the first in a 13-part series on the Lost Art of CB Lingo. Each Friday, we’ll cover two new letters in the alphabet and their corresponding terms. Check back each Friday for new updates. 10-4!
In this day of two-way radios, cell phones and global tracking system systems, we are in danger of losing a true American treasure – CB lingo. Over the next few weeks, check in on our dictionary of terms and phrases that will either have the drivers in your fleet admire your ability to “brush your teeth and comb your hair” (radar trap ahead), or they’ll just think you’ve gone crazy. Starting with A-B, here are some of our favorites:
ACE – Important CB’er
AF – Audio Frequency
All the good numbers -Best wishes.
Alligator-Tread from the tire of an 18 wheeler on the road
Alligator Station -All mouth and no ears. A person who likes to talk just to hear himself.
Ankle biter- Small child or annoying teenager
Antler Alley -Deer crossing
Baby Bear- Cop in training, or rookie
Back off the hammer -Slow down
Bean House Bull -Trucker talk exchanged at truck stops, eyeball-to-eyeball
Bear Bait -Speeding car
Bearmobile- Police car
Breaker-Breaker -Same as break. Also the title of Chuck Norris’s first mainstream movie.
Bring it back -Answer back
Bring yourself on it- Request to move into the right lane
Brown paper bag -Unmarked Police car
Bubble gum machine- Flashing lights on top of car
Bucket Mouth- Loudmouth, or someone who uses a lot of profanity.
Bucket of bolts -Eighteen wheeler
Check back with us from time to time as we make our way through the alphabet, or you can get a dictionary full of terms from the book Woody’s World of CB.
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