You've said it before, you've been mad when your friend says it first... but why do we say, 'riding shotgun?'

If you guessed it has something to do with an actual shotgun, you are correct!

According to Bachelors Degree, the person in the front seat used to hold an actual shotgun.

Bachelors Degree
Bachelors Degree

The person riding in the front seat, was not just in charge of directions and the music... they were in charge of keeping the driver safe.

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