Some of the CB terms used and their meanings:
Got a Copy - Do you hear me?
Jimmy - A GMC truck. GMC no longer builds class 8 trucks.
Headin' for bear - Coming up on a police blockade. "Bear" is the CB slang term for "police."
Shakeytown - Los Angeles, California
Put the hammer down - Speed up
Tulsa-town - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Smokies - Highway state patrol officers
Bear in the air - Police helicopter
Ten-nine (10-9) - Repeat message
Swindle Sheets - Truckers' logs. Truckers have to keep logs of what they were hauling. These "swindle sheets" must be presented to Department Of Transportation officers on request.
Chi-town - Chicago, Illinois
Chicken Coop - Weigh station
Longhaired friends of Jesus - Hippies
Microbus - Volkswagen Microbus. Very popular vehicle among the hippies during the 1960s and 1970s. Another popular song that mentions the Volkswagen Microbus is "Alice's Restaurant Massacree
" by Arlo Guthrie.
"Keep the bugs off your glass and the bears off your... tail" - The real phrase is "keep the bugs off your glass and the bears off your ass". A typical CB sign-off that means to drive carefully and watch out for speedtraps.
"What's your twenty?" - "Where are you?"
"Catch you on the flip-flop" - "I'll talk to you on my return trip (on the way back home)."
Patrick - Tallapoosa, GA