When the half-dozen teens in the car told the Camp Hill police they had been trunking, they were met with the equivalent of a blank stare.
"It was absolutely new to me and to mine," said Camp Hill Police Chief Gregory Jan Ammons.
The chief said he asked cops who are the parents of teen-age kids if they were familiar with the term, or the practice.
And he seemed a bit relieved when I told him that a spokeswoman for the state police also was unfamiliar with trunking.
But it's well-known enough in some circles to have landed on a Web site called urbandictionary.com...
The site defines trunking as "the latest craze amongst American teens when there are too many bodies to conventionally fit inside a car -- the extras go into the car trunk."
It's not new, and I've gotta give props to the original duo who popularized it:
This is obviously just another example of hipster kids picking up on a retro 1970s fad.