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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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Flowpoke

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: flow-poke

Sentence: The flowpoke ignored the stream of enraged drivers behind her and continued to chat with her passenger, driving for several miles in the passing lane with her turn signal blinking oblivious to the horns and salutes from her fellow drivers.

Etymology: Flow: continuity of movement as in a stream + poke: take more time than necessary; dawdle (wordplay on slowpoke)

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COMMENTS:

Would also apply to dimwitted cowboy. Excellent word! - Mustang, 2009-05-26: 06:43:00

Good word and all too many of them, on the road...love the ones who eat, talk on a cell and apply make-up simultaneously as well! - Nosila, 2009-05-26: 16:05:00

Great word.... - mweinmann, 2009-05-27: 09:47:00

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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Stoperator

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: stop er ay tor

Sentence: Because he crawled and dawdled down the road, stopping for every bump and hole, he was awarded his stoperator license.

Etymology: Stop (not move) & Operator (someone who operates machinery)

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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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Speedumbmeter

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: spee/dum/eater

Sentence: A speedumbmeter is too slow to drive.

Etymology: speedometer + dumb

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Slotorist

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: slōtərist

Sentence: Wouldn’t you know it, the one morning that Jim was running late he gets behind an ancient slotorist. Why this lady is out this early driving her automosnail, nobody knows but it is clear that she is exceeding the impede limit.

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

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Roadtard

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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: road-tard

Sentence: The line of traffic seem to stretch infinitely as the roadtard was trying to take the perfect profile picture of herself driving in the left lane.

Etymology: road+retard

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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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