To Ride Shotgun. Origin




 
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January 16th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 

Topic: To Ride Shotgun. Origin


Origin of "Ride Shotgun"

This is almost military/war related since it's from the Old West, and it includes a weapon...

In the Old West it was the job of the person seated next to the driver to keep a lookout for trouble. This person kept his weapon, usually a shotgun, ready at all times in case it had to be used.
(also from MindlessCrap.com...)

In Norway we use the expression "Shotgun" when we want to sit in the front passenger seat in the car..
Anyone else using that expression?
January 16th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
We use that here too. I think it might actually be European in origin, considering you all had carriages rolling around those parts with guards and blunderbusses on them long before us. But that's just my own theory pulled from midair. I'm like magic with theories.
March 1st, 2004  
D_Plus_One
 
We call shotgun in Canada too, of course, we also call b****, which is front middle. BUt we are university students and a bit odd. it is all ways fun to call b**** when there are only two or three people. Maybe we need to get out more.
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March 1st, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
You're not supposed to want that one.
March 2nd, 2004  
I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S
 
okay i don't know why you would want to ride in the middle for... that is a little odd to me...
March 2nd, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by D_Plus_One
But we are university students and a bit odd. it is all ways fun to call b**** when there are only two or three people. Maybe we need to get out more.
No!
With ideas like that please stay indoors, I think that's safest for us all..
March 3rd, 2004  
kidneyman
 
Just make sure you are not on the phone with your mother when you call "not *****!"
March 27th, 2004  
Rick90467
 
Just gave me a cruisin' flash back. With three guys in the pick-up truck and myself riding shotgun, my favorite trick was to duck when we went by the dairy queen soo that it would appear that Mike was sitting next to Dave in the B**** seat with no one else in the truck.
March 27th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
And they didnīt black your eyes for that?
March 27th, 2004  
Jamoni
 
LOL we used to yell "Hey baby!" at fat chicks and then duck, so my stepdad looks like he's in the car alone! Once he started hauling us up to the window for them to see, we stopped.