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Motortoise

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: moh/tawr/tuss

Sentence: She is a motortoise who drives 55 mph in the fast 55 mph lane.

Etymology: motorist + tortoise (turtle - slow) motor + (tor)toise and the mo + tortoise)

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COMMENTS:

fantastic blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-07: 12:52:00

Nice blend- I consider "Autotortoise" but it just didnt seem right. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-07: 20:32:00

Love the word, Stevenson0, it left me shell-shocked! - Nosila, 2008-04-08: 01:53:00

Great verboticism!! - Mustang, 2008-04-08: 03:12:00

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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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Slotorist

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: slōtərist

Sentence: It never fails. The only day that you are behind schedule, you get stuck in back of a slotorist. Through the rear window all you can see is a fedora and a set of wrinkled white knuckles. The brake lights pop on at every curve or dip in the road. Just when you think you\'ll explode, you get a section of the road where you can pass. On you go to make up some time only to get pulled for speeding. The procedure takes a few minutes. Just long enough for you to resume your position behind Methuselah.

Etymology: slow (not quick or fast) + motorist (driver of an automobile)

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COMMENTS:

been there done that - Nosila, 2010-06-11: 11:56:00

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Slowffeur

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: slo fewer

Sentence: Archie drove his ancient Triumph convertible every day down the freeway to his appointments and errands. He was a slowffeur and believed his car lasted longer if he drove slower. Luckily he was very hard of hearing, so he missed all the honks he got from his fellow commuters in the fast lane. He believed that a safe speed was one that was exactly one half of the posted limit. He was finally pulled over one morning by the Highway Patrol. The officer naturally requested to see his license and insurance papers, to which Archie finally shouted: "Never needed either, since I never go over the limits. I don't need papers, I know how to drive!"

Etymology: Slow (not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time) & Chauffeur (someone paid to drive a person in a car;to drive someone in a vehicle;a person who drives vehicles for a living)

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I think I rode in his taxi once. - Mustang, 2009-05-26: 06:42:00

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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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Lackcelerate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lak sel er ayt

Sentence: When Sydney drove his old sports car out and about, he drove very slowly even in the fast lane, behind a big cow. His failure to lackcelerate caused many passersby to give him the finger and hurl abuse at him. Sydney did not care...he was nearly deaf, wore thick glasses due to his myopia and put-putted his way along. One day the local constabulary pulled him over for obstructing the flow of traffic. The officer was confused why Sydney was always following a cow. Sydney pointed out that the cow was towing him because it saved him a fortune on gas!

Etymology: Lack (to be without) & Accelerate (to move faster)

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must have been fresian with the top down :) - galwaywegian, 2010-06-11: 03:40:00

But he lived happily heifer after... - Nosila, 2010-06-11: 11:53:00

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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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Slowtorist

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: slo-tur-ist

Sentence: I was late for work again due to a slowtorist driving the speed limit in the passing "lame".

Etymology: slow, motorist

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funny word - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-07: 12:53:00

oooo.. I hate getting stuck behind people in the passing lame. Great word. - Jamagra, 2008-04-07: 13:56:00

Good word- I considered: "Sloffeur" and "Snaileur" - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-07: 20:37:00

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Roadhogger

Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation:

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

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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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Motortoise

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: mot - or - tus

Sentence: Elsie was a motortoise on the highway; she thought the passing lane was the lane you stayed in so everyone could pass you.

Etymology: motorist, tortoise (Belonging to any of several species of turtles that live strictly on land)

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COMMENTS:

Good one...she must be shell-shocked! - Nosila, 2009-05-26: 16:02:00

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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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