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Title: Kids and walkie talkie talk
Post by: Schriscoe on November 05, 2019, 09:40 AM
I'm doing a little researching on different lingo kids would have if there were talking on walkie talkies to each other and I'd love any thoughts, suggestions, things you've heard kids say and do, things you did/said as a kid.

Things such as: "Chuckles to base. Come in base."
                               

 :thankyou
Title: Re: Kids and walkie talkie talk
Post by: June Smalls on November 05, 2019, 05:35 PM
I did this as a kid (I'm mid 30s now)
My kid has never done this (teen now)
Have still seen this on shows and movies, but not sure how true to life it is in the modern world with cellphones in every purse.
Title: Re: Kids and walkie talkie talk
Post by: David Wright on November 05, 2019, 06:17 PM
In what period is the story set?

My kids were on the cusp of the change to broadband devices around 2010. We used walkie-talkies for a year or two, but no cool lingo.

Decades ago, when we pretended they were CBs, and then we did use special phrases.
Title: Re: Kids and walkie talkie talk
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on November 05, 2019, 06:24 PM
My kids, now teens, had a set of walkie talkies. It's really CB radio talk.

The first speaker says "Come in" and ends with "over".

The word "over" lets the other person know you're taking your finger off the button and will be able to hear them. Every section of conversation must be followed by "over" and removing a finger from the "talk" button. You can not hear the other side while you hold the button. Kids never remember to release the button or signal that they've done so.

If someone says over and out, they are both passing the conversation from themselves and leaving. As in I'm out of here.

As to whether kids still do this today, maybe check for toy talkies in the store. CBs still have applications IRL. Police and truck drivers still use them as far as I know, so kids are likely to. This is especially true if they watch cop TV or Paw Patrol.