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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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Redvancer

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: red van ser

Sentence: Despite learning the opposite in driving school, when Polly graduated and started driving, she developed bad habits. Her latest was to become a Redvancer...someone who tries to make the red light faster by inching forward. On this day she inadvertantly did her Redvancer trick in front of a patrol car. Was she ever amazed to be ticketed for coming to a rolling stop and failing to yield to a stop sign. Polly paid $250 to learn her lesson and withdraw from the Redvancer Club.

Etymology: Red (stoplight colour) & Advancer (someone who is moving forward toward a goal)

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Inchersecting

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: inchersecting

Sentence: Jane believed that she needed to be inchersecting at every red light in order to continue driving, a notion she'd had since she was little. Her father would entertain her by inching up at traffic signals far enough that he could see when the light in the opposite direction turned yellow. Then he would count to three and say, "abracadabra," making her believe that he had magical powers to change red lights.

Etymology: inch: to move forward slowly in small increments + intersecting: to cut across or through as at an intersection of a road

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Justiflauntecoast

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: justih-FLONT-ih-coe-st (justiflauntecoaster,justiflauntecoasted)

Sentence: Heidi just KNEW she shouldn't have come this way. The meat in her fridge was turning green faster than this traffic signal. There were no other cars on the road at this time of night. Perhaps the red light was broken, and would NEVER turn green before someone pulled up behind her and started blowing their horn. There must be some kind of buried cable that senses how many motorists are here. Heidi decided to JUSTIFLAUNTECOAST slowly into the intersection...just a little further...now she was directly beneath the light and couldn't even see it...It COULD be green now...Well, Heidi was halfway through the light anyway, so she might as well FLOOR it. A mile down the road, Heidi uttered a twisted laugh at her own timidity. She had JUSTIFLAUNTECOASTED several minutes off her trip home. HA HA HA! She accelerated into the inky night, her smug satisfaction interrupted only by the flashing red lights in the rearview mirror....THINK FAST! Hang up the cell phone!

Etymology: JUSTIFy+fLAUNT+COAST=JUSTIFLAUNTECOAST.....JUSTIFY:to show a sufficient lawful reason for an act done, to prove or show to be just, right, or reasonable;Middle English justifien, from Anglo-French or Late Latin; Anglo-French justifier, from Late Latin justificare, from Latin Justus.....FLAUNT:to treat traffic laws contemptuously;perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse flana to rush around.....COAST:roll down a slope,proceed in neutral gear;Middle English cost, from Anglo-French coste, from Latin costa rib, side; akin to Old Church Slavic kostÄ­ bone.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx http://www.trafficsignalmuseum.com/ - metrohumanx, 2008-10-30: 03:29:00

zxvasdf The meat in her fridge was turning green faster than this traffic signal. HAHA! - zxvasdf, 2008-10-30: 12:22:00

metrohumanx 100 best robots: http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.01/robots.html - metrohumanx, 2008-10-30: 13:36:00

metrohumanx Gort barata nickto. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-30: 13:41:00

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Autokinesis

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: aw/toh/ki/nee/sis

Sentence: Autokinesis occurs at a red light when I let my car inch forward into the intersection. Unfailingly, the traffic light changes almost immediately to green. It's weird and it's scary, but my Chevy Impala and I have metaphysical powers together which could break down any city's computerized traffic flow.

Etymology: automobile + kinesis (physical movement of something in response to a stimulus)

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COMMENTS:

nice - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-06: 12:43:00

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Creapred

Created by: bzma0501

Pronunciation: kri-prEd

Sentence: The creapred girl kept rolling on through the intersection.

Etymology: from English, "creap" + "red"

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Esallboutme

Created by: idavecook

Pronunciation: Es-ALL-BOUT-ME

Sentence: Look a that crazy Ms. Esallboutme! She's gonna get herself killed by that tractor if she don't look out.

Etymology: It's All About me, get outta my damn way, I said go GREEN!

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Accelereddy

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ax sell er reddi

Sentence: Cindy had learned enough of the Highway Code to earn her license, but decided early on she like to make up her own rules as she went along. If she reached a red light, she would be accelereddy to gun the gas pedal, by inching forward, thus she rationalized, daring the red light to change to green. This technique got her home a whopping 2 minutes earlier and because she was oblivious to other drivers, made her cause several accidents on the way. It was because of Cindy and drivers like her that the term "Road Rage" was born!

Etymology: accelerate (to cause to move) & red (red light) & ready (anxious to proceed)

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Incremotorist

Created by: IllmaticKD

Pronunciation: Ink'ra'mote'ur'ist

Sentence: Clearly suffering from trauma to the head of various degrees several drivers on todays roads fall victem to incremotorism. Apparently making crosswalks safe for children is not on the agenda of this dirty rotten incremotorist.

Etymology: noun; Derived from two words. Increment and motorist. Also see: incremotorism.

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Korinne LOL I like it! - Korinne, 2007-12-06: 08:43:00

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Greenfluence

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: green - flu - ence

Sentence: Sometimes ya just gotta greenfluence the light a little to get the thing to change.

Etymology: green (as in light) + [in]fluence

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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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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