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.

For example:

"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.

Chuck Coker