Date: Tue, 22 Nov 1994 17:55:57 PST From: "CAVEMAN -- San Bernardino, Calif. USA" 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 etc. 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 CJCoker[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CSUPomona.Edu