Date: Tue, 22 Nov 1994 17:55:57 PST
From: "CAVEMAN -- San Bernardino, Calif. USA" cjcoker[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CSUPOMONA.EDU
Subject: Re: Anyone familiar with the following expressions?
"We got ourselves a convoy . . ." is frmo C. W. McCall's _Convoy_. As a
former trucker, I can attest to the fact that trucker have a very unique
way expressing many ideas.
"When we git past that bump in the road . . ." = After we cross the Rocky
Mountains . . .
"Chicken Coops" = weigh stations
"Swindle Sheets" = Bills of Lading
Many of the terms seem obvious in origin if you think about them -- many
are extreme overstatement or underststatement. Other terms, I'm not sure
of the origins.
CJCoker[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CSUPomona.Edu