August 13, 2019
What is it about truck drivers and trucker lingo? Their CB chatter is always entertaining, and in the mid-70s Americans couldn’t get enough of the big rig lifestyle. From classics like Smokey and the Bandit to trucker films with villains of every stripe (usually the law, but sometimes the mob) - trucker lingo spread across the land. Folks who’d never merged onto the highway bought CB radios and learned the CB basics, like “Breaker, Breaker” and – of course – how to warn your CB-listening friends that the fuzz (Smokey) was nearby.