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'Yes, I know it's red.'

DEFINITION: v., To slowly inch your vehicle forward at a red traffic light hoping that you can make it change faster. n., A driver who allows their vehicle to creep into the middle of an intersection while waiting for a red light.

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Wickcellerate

Created by: zavijava

Pronunciation: Wick-cel-er-ate

Sentence: Tapping her fingers on the wheel, Sandy wickcelerated further and further over the white line while she waited for the light. In the next lane, Nora, trying to see the street sign now blocked by Sandra's car, remarked "I hate wickceleraters!"

Etymology: wick (to draw off by capillary action; the slow, inevitable motion of something, without any outside force actually being applied; the annoying and unstoppable movement of water up the legs of your jeans after coming in from the rain) + accelerate

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metrohumanx Very good! I love modified etymologisms. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-30: 13:13:00

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Anticicreep

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: An + TISS + uh + creep

Sentence: When waiting for the light to change Imogene would always anticipcreep in an effort to be the first to zoom away on the green light.

Etymology: Anticipate + creep

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COMMENTS:

Another great word. Excellent! - Tigger, 2007-12-06: 11:42:00

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Inchcarrigible

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: inch/car/ih/jibble

Sentence: Sally was an inchcarrigible driver who couldn't resist the thrill of accelerating. Whenever possible she drove barefoot.

Etymology: incorrigible (hopeless, incurable)+ inch + car

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Very clever!! - Mustang, 2008-10-30: 06:37:00

metrohumanx Driving barefoot is illegal in New Jersey. Another reason to move elsewhere. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-30: 13:43:00

metrohumanx Mustang Sally rocks! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-30: 13:52:00

If you are barefoot, I think you can actually feel the light change too! - mweinmann, 2008-10-30: 14:03:00

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Literunning

Created by: hendrixius

Pronunciation: /lite-run-ning/

Sentence: Though she did not ever completely blow through a stoplight, Jill had the habit of literunning ever red-light she encountered.

Etymology: "running" a red "light" and "lite", as in Lite Beer - a little less than full on "Lightrunning"

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Draglighting

Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation: drag lite ing

Sentence: Days after buying his minivan, Tom finally realized that he could no longer draglight without feeling a lasting sense of shame and self loathing.

Etymology: drag racing + light

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Locomotorist

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lo ko mo to rist

Sentence: Coco was a locomotorist. She would creep her car along at red lights, without concern for those heading her way from either side. She's been lucky so far, but her luck is running out. Is this Suicide by Suzuki? Harakiri by Hyundai? Death by Dodge? Kamikaze by Kia? Murder by Mazda? Coco is also Loco.

Etymology: Locomotion (self-propelled movement) & Motorist (driver) and Loco (Spanish for crazy)

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Slowrider

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: slōrīdər

Sentence: Linda has the patience of a gnat. Red lights drive her crazy. When she gets caught at one she becomes a slowrider, creeping ahead until she is almost halfway into the intersection. Fellow motorists think she is just a creep.

Etymology: slow (moving or operating, or designed to do so, only at a low speed) lowrider (a customized vehicle with hydraulic jacks that allow the chassis to be lowered nearly to the road)

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Creepcreep

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: krēpkrēp

Sentence: The pedestrians were quite annoyed that they had to make their way around the creepcreep. Did this nitwit really think that the light was going to change any faster if he inched his way into the crosswalk? Where are the cops when you want one?

Etymology: creep (move slowly and carefully) + creep (a detestable person)

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Greengrowcer

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: green/gro/sur

Sentence: A typical greengrowcer is under the impression that green lights will appear faster with a little pressure.

Etymology: green + grow + greengrocer

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metrohumanx Pretty good, Bookie! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-30: 13:56:00

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Gashopper

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: gas/hop/pur

Sentence: Do you hear the gashopper that is at your feet? (blatant Kung Fu reference)

Etymology: gas + hop + grasshopper

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-06: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Tigger and libertybelle. Thank you Tigger and libertybelle. ~ James

Tigger - 2007-12-06: 00:32:00
Actually, libertybelle should get sole credit. I should've read through the recent definitions before submitting mine.

libertybelle libertybelle - 2007-12-06: 08:52:00
i still say great minds think alike... though some say filthy minds think alike, as well... hmmm...

silveryaspen - 2007-12-06: 19:11:00
flows smoothly ... readily understood ... nice interplay of words.

silveryaspen - 2007-12-06: 19:14:00
like the first 2 syllable rhyme ... the word rolls off the tongue. The meaning is straightforward and implicit.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-29: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by libertybelle. Thank you libertybelle. ~ James