“What’s your twenty?”
This is a question you will be asked frequently when you’re a set PA. If you don’t know what that means, you’ll be recognized as the greenest greenie who ever greened. Luckily, you read this blog, and I’ll tell you what it means!
You’ll often hear it in the context of “Does anyone have a twenty on the director/lead actor?” They get lost. All. The. Time. I have no idea where they go; no one does, least of all, them. It’s a thing you’ll get used to.
Some people get so used to talking this way, they’ll say things like “copy” instead of “okay” or “ten one” instead of “taking a piss” even when they’re not using the walkie talkie. Personally, I think this is like someone say “LOL” out loud. Save the walkie speak for the walkie.
Do you copy?