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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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Waitingvroom

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Way-ting-v-roo-m

Sentence: Bill was a very impatient driver so every time he came across a red traffic signal he always chose to use the waitingvroom system, by revving the car engine and then slowly inching forward so that he was ready to pull away as soon as possible.

Etymology: Waiting(be delayed, to wait for a particular event to happen) + Vroom(the sound of a car engine when revving up) = Waitingvroom

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Vroomderbar word! - Nosila, 2008-10-31: 01:59:00

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Zencroacher

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: zen - crow - chur

Sentence: Like a true Zencroacher, he felt the power of his mind and the gradual easing forward of his car would cause the light to change

Etymology: zen + encroach

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excellent - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-06: 12:22:00

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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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Litehog

Created by: looseball

Pronunciation: lite+hog

Sentence: Mortisha is a litehog.She creaps up in traffic to get in on the lite change.

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Inchtersectionist

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: inch-ter-sek-shun-ist

Sentence: Molly, being the inchtersectionist that she is, would invaribly creep up at every stop light until she was in the center of the interesection, jamming traffic in all directions.

Etymology: inch + intersection... (thus ends my 3 day -osis streak...)

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missed this yesterday - very good - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-07: 14:03:00

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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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Inchicle

Created by: LotusB

Pronunciation: INCH-icle

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Etymology: Inch (inch forward/creep) + Vehicle = Inchicle

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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Hintersection

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: hinn tur sek shun

Sentence: somehow the gods of the intersection were immune to her hintersection

Etymology: intersection hint

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COMMENTS:

ooh - good one - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-30: 11:07:00

metrohumanx Why are there no "GO" signs? - metrohumanx, 2008-10-30: 13:10:00

Hinteresting word! - Nosila, 2008-10-31: 01:54:00

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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