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Lanedarme

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: lān därm'

Sentence: The left-lane bandits were more than Herb could take that day. He was trying to get to his daughter's recital, but they insisted on self-righteouslycreeping along at the posted limit in the far left lane. Then, to Herb's immense satisfaction, and for the first time in recorded history, the Highway Patrol came to the rescue, pulled the lanedarme over and wrote him a citation for obstructing traffic.

Etymology: lane + gendarme

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Recardation

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: rE-car-dA-shun

Sentence: The car pool is late for the work. The driver tries to make it on time as he comes across a motorist suffering from a case of recardation, in the fast lane, and relizes they are doomed.

Etymology: retard, as in slow/car

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Lescargo

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: les kar go

Sentence: When old Lester gets out the vintage car and drives on the highway, he drives slowly in the fast lane to the annoyance of all others. When they beep him, he slows down even further. All the women at the nursing home call him a lescargo. Because he understands no French, he thinks they mean he has less baggage and is more available for dates.

Etymology: Fr: L'Escargot (Snail) & Less Car go

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Petroloiter

Created by: catgrin

Pronunciation: pe-tro-loi-ter

Sentence: People tend to petroloiter on Sundays. This causes weekend commuters no end of frustration!

Etymology: petrol + loiter

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Sloweerty

Created by: balku4

Pronunciation: slow-eer-tee

Sentence: that fat sowerty

Etymology: slow

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Meanderthal

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: me/an'/der/thol

Sentence: "Hey, meanderthal!!! You're doing 55 miles per hour on the freaking freeway! Find the long pedal on the right and USE IT," Sam shouted at the elderly man in the Dodge Dart. "Meanderthalled again," grumbled Sam.

Etymology: meanderthal - meander (to wander aimlessly) + Neanderthal

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COMMENTS:

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-07: 12:52:00

Excellent - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-07: 20:33:00

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Roadhogger

Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology: Road hogger is already commonly used to describe road users like this.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx roadhogger verblogger footslogger defogger peatbogger baddogger deadjogger eggnogger wetsogger - metrohumanx, 2008-11-26: 14:36:00

Hehehe... :-) - logarithm, 2008-11-27: 14:37:00

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Accelerangst

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: ax-sell-er-angst

Sentence: Philip was in a hurry, which seemed like what 99% of the suburbanites were most of the time. He just moved farther outside his comfort zone of freeways and fast moving cars to the fringes where the slow rural life abuts the encroaching planned neighborhoods. He thought having a bigger house and a lawn to mow would be a step up for him. Little did he know he would now be butting heads, or bumpers, with wandering livestock or an occassional combine. However now he seemed to find himself accelerangst up behind slow moving pickups, shaking his fist and downing a few swigs of Mylanta in one hand while honking his horn with the other.

Etymology: accelerate + angst

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COMMENTS:

Good word! The sentence reminds me of what I've soon got to deal with - the inevitable chicken(s) crossing the road and the farmer on the tractor who is oblivious to any cars behind him. - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-07: 18:08:00

Good Blend - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-07: 20:39:00

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Routelout

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ROUT-lout

Sentence: Maggard was an absolute routelout, driving the routes and freeways at his own speed, gawking around at the countryside sightseeing and just absolutely oblivious to the traffic or the concerns of other drivers.

Etymology: Blend of 'route' (highway) and 'lout' (an awkward, stupid person; clumsy, ill-mannered boor; oaf)

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COMMENTS:

He's everywhere! - Nosila, 2009-05-26: 15:58:00

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Veltar

Created by: tyler775

Pronunciation: /fil * tar/

Sentence: This veltar drives twenty miles per hour when the speed limit for this lane is sixty!

Etymology: *vel from latin prefix speed *tard from latin suffix slow

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-07: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by stache and Biscotti. Thank you stache and Biscotti. ~ James

arrrteest - 2008-04-07: 17:40:00
A friend of mine always said, "Beware of old men in hats driving Buicks." I remember driving up the NJ Turnpike at 75MPH and pushing 80 in the right lane and being flashed by motorists thinking I was going too slow!

purpleartichokes - 2008-04-07: 18:03:00
My dad always said "Beware of men smoking cigars and driving station wagons." Wouldn't ya know, my first close call was with one of them?

logarithm - 2008-11-27: 11:18:00
Hehehe...

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-26: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by Biscotti. Thank you Biscotti. ~ James

PennonFurl - 2018-06-13: 19:02:00

'What are you doing in the fast lane?!!'

DEFINITION: n. A driver who ignores the rules of the road by driving very slowly (i.e. at the legal limit) in the fast lane. v. To strictly observe the "suggested" speed limits, even when using the fast lane.

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