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."