Can you translate all this CB radio lingo?

Do you roger that?

CB radio was all the rage in the Seventies. It was the social media and cellphone of the era. Don't believe us, younger folks? The CB fad was pervasive throughout pop culture.

There were "trucksplotation" movies like Citizens Band, C.B. Hustlers and Convoy. Of course, Smokey and the Bandit turned trucker slang into common parlance. On the radio dial, you had hit trucker songs such as C.W. McCall's "Convoy" and Cledus Maggard's "The White Knight." Meanwhile, on TV, networks served up C.B.-centric entertainment like Movin' On and B.J. and the Bear. There was a cartoon called The C.B. Bears. Heck, even The Paul Lynde Halloween Special of 1976 featured an entire comedy segment about CB radio.

If you lived through the 1970s, the craze was unavoidable. Even the maker of this quiz had a CB radio and handle as a kid ("Rocky"). 

So… how well do you remember the slang? Try to translate this CB radio lingo!

  1. Smokey
  2. 10-4
  3. Double-nickels
  4. Go-go juice
  5. Full grown bear
  6. Alligator or Gator
  7. Evel Knievel
  8. Driving award
  9. Skateboard
  10. Green stamps
  11. Brush your teeth and comb your hair
  12. Chicken coop
  13. 10-1
  14. Schneider eggs
  15. Sesame Street

Can you translate all this CB radio lingo?

Your Result...

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PatrickRegan 23 months ago
God Bless
C.W. McCall
He"s on the Convoy to Heaven!
PatrickRegan 23 months ago
12 of 15
I never drove a truck, but I hitched hiked a lot.
PatrickRegan 23 months ago
What is a portable bear catcher?
A driver passing you going 10 MPH or faster than the speed limit on the interstate.
Coolrain 30 months ago
15/15 - May daddy was a truck driver and we had CB Radio in the home, not just his truck.
gockionni 30 months ago
10/15 - does it kinda depend on where in America you are? Never heard of a stater called a full grown bear lol
MrsGuthrie 30 months ago
I got 12/15 not good since I was raised by a pack of truckers. Mom, dad, step dad, one aunt and various uncles. I remember climbing in and out of the big rigs at 3 years old and sleeping on the doghouse.
LH MrsGuthrie 30 months ago
How FUN! My dad was a school teacher. NOT so fun!
abuadamin 31 months ago
You forgot a “Pregnant Rollerskate”
DethBiz 31 months ago
What about Kojak with a Kodak.
Filmnoirfan 31 months ago
9/15 - been a while since I have been part of a convoy
bsantaniello 31 months ago
8/15. Guesswork
LH bsantaniello 30 months ago
Same here. I really only knew the first 3
Oldielover 31 months ago
8/15...Not too bad,but not too good--...And I'm okay with that. Those years of driving to grandmas house in another state--...My dad had one and kept it on from the moment we started the trip until we got to our destination.....6 hours of glorious static,and the occasional "breaker,breaker,1-9 what's your 20?" from my dad every 2-3 hours....Ahhh,good times!!
DIGGER1 31 months ago
Can you translate all this CB radio lingo?
You got 13 out of 15
You put the hammer down, good neighbor! Nice work! 10-99.
Okay, so I don't speak as well as the "BANDIT" or the "SNOWMAN" in the "SMOKEY & THE BANDIT" films.
Zip 31 months ago
7 out of 15. Boy, I tanked on that one. I'd better listen to that Convoy song again.
cseeley90 31 months ago
Awesome quiz! Just slip me in the "Rocking Chair"!
Rebec56 31 months ago
LH Rebec56 30 months ago
You’re kidding! That’s great
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