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During my cross-country interstate expedition last month, I was pretty excited to fire up an old CB radio I'd found amongst a pile of my things before leaving. There was only one problem: I didn't know how to speak CB-ese. So when I clicked the mic to call out a shaky, "Breaker, breaker, this is Subie Storm, come on back, good buddy! And it wasn't my rad handle, I can tell you that much. The reason truckers ignored my pleas for on-air camaraderie is simple. If you don't know what to say, truck drivers will write you off like the appliance operator novice CB user you are.
Even though the popularity of CB chatter has waned with the advent of walkie talkies, cell phones, and iP, it's still alive and well amongst truckers. But to break into their conversation club, you have to know how to talk. Here's how. Before getting yourself into a full-blown CB conversation, it helps to learn some vocabulary. You wouldn't barge into a Persian restaurant full of Persians speaking Farsi and drown out their language with English words, would you? Well, CB radio conversations are kind of the same. So if you're ready to roll with the big dogs, put on your best Jerry Reed voice you know a Southern twang is pretty much necessary and come along.
First off, don't call people "good buddy. Not that there's anything wrong with consenting adult males expressing romantic love for one another in public, but perhaps misdirecting amorous words toward a truck driver who may not yet have adapted to a new, more tolerant social era isn't the best idea. Also, wait until whoever's talking on the channel you want to break into is done talking before hollering, "Breaker, breaker You should also realize that four-wheelers — anything that's not an wheeler truck — aren't truck drivers' favorite things.
If you're rude on the CB, you might find yourself boxed in by a convoy of large tractor trailers. Nobody likes a CB Rambo an on air shit-talker who talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk. Due to the fact that a collision with a big rig is a million times more likely to end up in your small car-driving guts getting smeared all over the interstate, truck drivers own the road, not you.
So bear that in mind when you talk with them on air. But if you're polite and learn a few new words, there's no reason why you can't have an interesting chat with some random Any truckers out there looking for a good buddy about the best kind of tie down straps, or where to find a good burger near Gillette, Wyo. Even if none of that is what you're looking for, you can always ask around and see if anyone's seen a picture taker cop with a radar gun inviting motorists to feed the bear get a traffic ticket a little further down the road.
To be honest, the list of truckers' CB radio slang terms is so long, it eclipses the list of suggested words prospective graduate students must learn before taking the GRE. But they're mostly simple words, silly rhymes or plays upon syllabic patters, or repetitions of other words. There you have it — more CB slang words than you probably ever imagined existed.
But don't go too crazy with lingo, lest you be accused of transmitting "redneck radio" using too much CB slang. But before you put your ears on and start jaw jacking with road jockeys, you should know a few ten codes, too. Are yougood neighbor? Here are some of the codes gonzotrucker.
Photo: credit: Cobra ; Shutterstock. Back in the 90's when I was just getting into my teens, we didn't have facebook. Instead my mates, school friends, enemies etc, communitacted with CB radios.
Most rigs were set-ups in our bedrooms with Station-Master antennas I had a Megatron. We urban kids with CB radios can draw many parallels with social media today. We had friends, enemies, parents, even a creepy old man pervert who worked out where we boys lived tracked us with triangulation. One thing we used to do is ' ratbag' people, which the modern equivalent is trolling. We used to ratbag old blokes on the side-band who used to try and talk in their formal CB language and make formal contacts with people nearby and overseas QSL's and CQDX's by mudding their sideband al with our AM noise.
And we used to piss off truckers as well like giving false traffic reports, talking like a gay, dropping a carrier al by holding the mike PTT button down to mud-out the channel and just generally saying nasty things.
The times may have changed in some ways, but not in others. Ratbags and trolls. The A. By Benjamin Preston.Any truckers out there looking for a good buddy
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List of CB slang