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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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Autogrinch

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: aw-toe-grinch

Sentence: Pamela was convinced that she had a gift. She believed that by starting to inch her car forward just a bit at the red light, it would turn green a little more quickly. She had turned into quite an autogrinch, lately and actually hoped for red lights just to give her practice.

Etymology: "Auto" which is derived from Automotible is added to the beginning of the word "green" as in green light, followed by "inch" as to move forward slowly, a little bit at a time. As a bonus, the word "grinch" reminds us of the Grinch who stole Christmas. The grinch is a catlike creature who has on occasion, demonstrated superhuman qualities

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terrific etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-30: 11:07:00

metrohumanx Nicely crafted word.Bravo! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-30: 13:11:00

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Jeepercreeper

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: jēpərkrēpər

Sentence: Willy doesn't trust traffic lights. He is a jeepercreeper. Whenever he comes to a red light he will inch forward to get the sensor to trigger a green light. His friend G.P. once told him that many of the sensors in the road are designed for larger cars so he wants to allow a second car to get into the sensor zone to make sure that he doesn't have to sit at the light forever.

Etymology: Jeep (a small, sturdy motor vehicle with four-wheel drive, esp. one used by the military) Jeepers (exclamation used to express surprise or alarm) + creeper (one who moves slowly and carefully, esp. in order to avoid being heard or noticed)

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COMMENTS:

Good one!! Maybe Willy should move up to a Heavy Chevy? - Mustang, 2008-10-30: 06:40:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-30: 11:08:00

metrohumanx Good word, Centurion. Those sensors gang aft agley. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-30: 13:46:00

nicely done....like this one! - mweinmann, 2008-10-30: 13:59:00

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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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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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Jettamindtrick

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: Jet-a-mind-trik

Sentence: Amalia was a pro at the Jettamindtrick. She knew that, with the magical power of her car and her superior mind, she could persuade other drivers at a four-way stop that she was there first, she could merge across four lanes of traffic at rush hour and yes, she could get a leading green arrow even as the only car in the turn lane. Sadly, however, she over-reached her "powers" when she tried to silently dissuade a state trooper from giving her a speeding ticket. After seeing her make odd, painful looking facial contortions at him, the trooper not only wrote her a ticket, he had her take a road side sobriety test as well.

Etymology: Jedi mind trick from Star Wars altered to incorporate Jetta, the Volkswagen sedan.

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metrohumanx Amalia should run into Heidi on a deserted back road. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-30: 02:24:00

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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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Redging

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: red jing

Sentence: Her attempt at redging through the instersection was soon stopped by the big bus whowas running the amber light.

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

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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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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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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