Gerry Canavan

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List of CB Slang

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I think I could lose myself in this list forever.

“Bear” – a police officer. The terms “Smokey” & “Bear” are both direct references to Smokey Bear, a character image commonly seen along U.S. highways, as part of warnings not to cause wildfires. He wears a campaign hat very similar to that included in many highway patrol uniforms in the U.S. It also refers to their attitude toward most truckers in general.
“Bear Cave” / “Bear’s Den” / “Bear’s Lair” – a police station.
“Bear / Smokey in a plain brown wrapper” – a law officer in an unmarked police car. The term “plain white wrapper” is sometimes used, depending on the color of the vehicle.
“Bear In the Air” / “Fly in the sky” / “Spy in the sky” – a police aircraft. While state police often use fixed-wing airplanes to monitor highway traffic, “fly” refers specifically to a helicopter.
“Bear In the Grass” / “Smokey in the bush” – a speed trap.
“Bear Taking Pictures” – police with radar.
“Bear With Ears” – a police officer listening to others on the CB
“Blue Bear” a Michigan State Police Trooper
“Care Bear” – Police car located within a construction zone.
“City Kitty” / “City Bear” – Refers to local law enforcement monitoring a particular stretch of interstate which runs through their jurisdiction.
“Diesel Cop” / “D.O.T. Bear” – State department of transportation personnel, usually enforcing weight limits and safety rules (brakes & tires).
“Full-Grown” / “Full Grown Bear” – a state policeman/trooper.
“Got Bit By A Bear” – Received A Ticket.
“Mama Bear” / “Honey bear” – a female law enforcement officer.
“Picture-taker” / “Smokey taking pictures” / “Smokey bear is taking a picture” / “Kojak with a Kodak” – a law officer monitoring traffic with a radar gun. Today, this can also refer to an automated speed camera.
“Polar Bear” – an all-white highway patrol car
“Sky Bear” / “Spy in the sky” – police helicopter.
“Bear Bait” – An erratic or speeding driver.
“Bear Bite” – A speeding ticket.
“Bear with a Customer” – a patrol officer who has pulled someone over
“Eaten By a Bear” – Someone who is arrested by police, you can see the arrested person in the patrol car, especially if said patrol car has a “cage” in it.

And those are just the bits about bears.

Written by gerrycanavan

January 7, 2011 at 4:11 pm

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