Walkie Talkie Dictionary
Oh, the joys of walkie talkies. They’re an essential toy of childhood. Part of the fun, aside from planning clandestine operations—like deciding the next play date location to asking what snacks to bring to the clubhouse—is using the proper lingo. So we did a little research and compiled a list of useful walkie talkie slang.
Presenting the Classic Play! Walkie Talkie Dictionary.
Some of these are just plain fun to say. In fact, you should try dropping a few of these into casual conversation today. Go ahead. We may just give you a big 10-4 Good Buddy.*
Breaker 1-9 I want to start a transmission
Big 10-4 Yes
Roger That Understood
Over and Out I’m done talking
Do you copy? Can you hear me?
Copy that I heard you
What’s your handle? What’s your nickname?
Got your ears on? Are you on air and listening?
What’s your 20? Where are you?
And for a list of the phonetic alphabet, check out this great poster. But beware, the kids may just alpha-bravo-charlie-delta-echo up a new language on you.
*Apparently, according to the “internet,” one is never, ever to use Good Buddy in real CB conversation. But that shattered all my 70s & 80s childhood memories so I decided to throw caution to the wind and add it here.