"Travelin' shotgun"

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Sat Dec 2 02:14:18 UTC 2006

>We used to, in the mid-1970s, say "I got shotgun" or "I call shotgun".
>Never "ride shotgun".

I generally used and heard "ride shotgun" in the 1960's and 1970's. I still
use it routinely to this day. I think I have occasionally heard "have/got
shotgun" meaning "have/got the shotgun seat/position" ... at least it
sounds natural to me. IIRC, I've never encountered either "call shotgun" or
"travel shotgun" in the wild myself.

-- Doug Wilson

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