ride shotgun

Michael K. Gottlieb michael.gottlieb at YALE.EDU
Thu Jul 29 00:11:36 UTC 1999

On Wed, 28 Jul 1999, Natalie Maynor wrote:

> But the expression definitely predated the Vietnam war.  When gaggles
> of teenagers in Jackson, Mississippi, in the mid-to-late '50s started
> heading toward a car, there was always a contest for who could holler
> out "I want shotgun!" first.

Today, it's referred to as "shotty" by many.  "I got shotty."

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