Launching this Rogue early as you will soon see is irrelevant...read on...
The number of this Rogue Riddle "1010" immediately brought me back to the 70's, the pre-cell phone age when CB Radios were King. For those who may not know much about CB's, they were the voice communication tool of truckers like hi-tech walkie-talkies. Then a little later, they caught-on with us "Roller Skaters" (average car drivers).
As CB users surged, so did their desire to keep their messages secret mainly in an attempt to avoid speeding tickets and stay one step ahead of "County Mounties" (highway patrol).
Thus evolved the quirky coded and often comical language of CB'ers. And in order to understand what was spoken over the highway airwaves, a car driver who wanted to "join-in" needed to at least learn the basics before any trucker would welcome him/her into their caravan.
Some of the more popular secret numbered codes were: "10-10" which meant "Transmission Completed and Standing By","10-4" meant "Ok, Message Received","10-20" meant "My Location is or What's your Location?" and finally, my favorite, "10-100" meaning "Need to go to Bathroom"
Below, you will see a chart of the most common worded codes along with their meanings.
For this contest, either choose one of the listed CB codes provided below and give it a new clever,witty,funny and/or punny definition OR just invent a brand new code along with its definition.
Whoever creates the overall best code & corresponding definition will be deemed the winner and have the honor of hosting Rogue 10-11 ("Talking too Rapidly"). I will judge and choose which is best and the winner will be announced Tuesday morning. Send your new CB Terminology with Translation to: doug10101@...
|CB Terminology||Meaning or Translation|
|Back Door||something behind you. "Watch out"|
|Back It Down||Reduce your speed or slow down.|
|Bambi||A living or dead deer.|
|Bear||A police officer or law enforcement officer.|
|Bear Bite||A speeding ticket.|
|Bird Dog||A radar/laser detector.|
|Cash Register||A tollbooth.|
|Come Back||couldn't hear last transmission or want the other driver to talk|
|Convoy||A group of vehicles traveling together.|
|Copy||radio transmission is acknowledged "Copy that".|
|County Mountie||County police or deputy.|
|Covered wagon||Trailer with sidewalls and tarp.|
|Crotch rocket||A fast motorcycle.|
|Double Nickel||55 mph.|
|Driving Award||A speeding ticket.|
|Evil Knievel||A motorcycle cop.|
|Eyeball||To see something.|
|Flip-Flop||A U-turn or return trip.|
|Full-Grown Bear||State Trooper / Highway Patrol.|
|Go-Go Juice||Diesel fuel.|
|Good Buddy||10-4, good buddy way to say "OK, friend"|
|Got Your Ears On?||Are you listening?|
|Gumball Machine||Patrol car lights.|
|Hammer Down||Peddle to the metal. Go fast!|
|Handle (CB Handle)||CB nickname|
|Shutter Trouble||difficulty keeping eyes open or staying awake.|
|Ho Chi Minh Trail||California Highway 152. This highway has lots of accidents.|
|Home 20||A driver's home location.|
|Kojak With A Kodak||Law enforcement officer is checking radar with a radar gun.|
|Local Yokel||An officer from a small town, small county, or small city.|
|Lot Lizard||A prostitute that seeks out truckers as potential customers at a rest area or truck stop.|
|Mama Bear||Female law enforcement officer.|
|Meat Wagon||An ambulance.|
|On The Side||On standby.|
|Pay The Water Bill||Going to the bathroom.|
|Pickle Park||A rest area where lot lizards can frequently be found.|
|Plain Wrapper||An unmarked police car.|
|Radio check||How does my radio sound?|
|Rockin' chair||A truck that is between two other trucks.|
|Sandbagging||someone listing but is not talking|
|Smokey Bear||law enforcement; often highway patrol.|
|Spy in the sky||Law enforcement aircraft.|
|Taking pictures||law enforcement is using a radar gun|
|Thermos bottle||A tanker trailer.|
|Wally world||A nickname for Wal-Mart.|
|Yardstick||A mile marker located on the highway|