The Lost Art of CB Lingo P-R

May 15, 2009


It’s Friday, and in the words of the great trucker trobadore Dave Dudley, this fleet blogger is feeling like a Truck Drivin’ Son of a Gun…kind of.  I’ve actually never really driven an 18-wheeler, unless you count the video game they’ve got at the Dave & Busters in Marietta…

Anyway, Happy Friday to all of my good buddies out there who have turned this cb lingo blog into part weekly tradition, part language lesson.  So, let’s get rolling through this weeks letters P-Q-R:



Pack it in – Ending transmission


Papa Bear – State trooper with CB.


Paper hanger – Police giving ticket.


Parking Lot – Traffic jam


Pass the numbers – Best wishes


Petro Refinery – Truck hauling gas or oil.


Plain Wrapper – Unmarked police car


Pedal to the metal -Running flat out, in excess of the speed limit


Pigeon – someone caught speeding.


Portable Barnyard – Cattle Truck


Pregnant Roller Skate – VW


Put your foot on the floor and let the motor toter – Accelerate.



QSO – Pronounced “Que-Sew”, meaning “conversation” or “communication”.


QTH – Location


Quasar – Female


Quick trip around the horn – Scanning the 40channel band.



Radio Runt – Child or young person breaking in on a channel.


Rain Locker – Shower room


Rebound – Return trip.


Redneck radio – Someone who talks on the CB using only slang terms – UH OH.


Riot Squad – Neighbors who have TV


Roger Dodger – Same as “Roger”


Rubberneckers – lookers.


Running on rags – Driving a vehicle with little to no tread on the tires.


Running Shotgun – Driving partner


Check back with us next week for a run down of the letters S-T, or you can get a dictionary full of terms from the book, Woody’s World of CB.



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