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Automobilly

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: aw-tuh-moh-bil-ee

Sentence: Billy-Bob-Jerry-Ray doesn't understand why cars seem to have all the rights. Right of way, right on red... He thinks traffic in the city should work just like back home in the Ozarks. Whoever gets there first gets the space. When he acts like he's the same as a car his friends refer to him as an automobilly.

Etymology: automobile (a passenger vehicle designed for operation on ordinary roads and typically having four wheels and a gasoline or diesel internal-combustion engine) + hillbilly (a person from a backwoods or other remote area)

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Vehikele

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: vēhīkəl

Sentence: G.P. loves to hike, but not like most people. He likes to hike on highways. He is a regular no-motor vehikele. He feels he has as much right to be there as the next guy, maybe more. Sure his tax dollars have helped pay for the roads but the tickets and fines he has paid for his hobby should certainly count for something. They should also put him at the front of the "I don't learn too quick" line.

Etymology: vehicle (a thing used for transporting people or goods, esp. on land, such as a car, truck, or cart) + hike (a long walk, esp. in the country or wilderness)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Hahaahaha! Nice. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-02: 06:10:00

nice word - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-02: 10:18:00

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Peregrump

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: PAIR-uh-GRUMP

Sentence: Unable to afford the most elementary form of wheeled transport and not having the skills needed to operate even a skateboard, Fritz nurtured a lifelong grudge against scooter pilots, cyclists and anyone flaunting their customized chromium wheelchairs. Rejected by the Rebels, Fritz had become a PEREGRUMP ever since he meandered down from the hills and across the highway. Asserting his pedestrian rights, he would often step arrogantly into the flow of traffic, protected only by his hundred-meter stare and imaginary aura of invincibility. Fritz had ample time to adjust his attitude as his mangled body recovered from an all-too-close encounter with an S.U.V. Now he's in traction, staring at the hospital ceiling as he mentally composes his Speedbumpkin Manifesto and creates verbotomisms with a pencil clutched between his teeth.

Etymology: PEREGrine+gRUMP=PEREGRUMP....PEREGRINE: having a tendency to wander, sometimes obliviously;Middle French peregrin, from Medieval Latin peregrinus, from Latin, foreign.....GRUMP:a person given to complaining,an act borne of ill humor or sulkiness, sometimes malicious.

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metrohumanx SPEEDBUMP: a low obstruction placed on a roadway to limit vehicular speed (1972).....Bumpkin:an awkward and unsophisticated rustic;perhaps from Dutch bommekijn small cask, from Middle Dutch, from bomme cask Date: 1570 :) - metrohumanx, 2009-03-02: 05:26:00

You must have watched the program on the Unabomber last night! - readerwriter, 2009-03-02: 09:30:00

fantastic sentence - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-02: 10:15:00

and a terrific last line! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-02: 10:41:00

insightful & funny! - splendiction, 2009-03-02: 21:29:00

So talented :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-25: 14:06:00

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Hikerchick

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: hi - kur - chik

Sentence: Betty had recently became a hikerchick... She walked everywhere, even in places where only vehicles should be allowed; but no one could stop her.

Etymology: play on bikerchick also hiker and chick.

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Suisidewalk

Created by: FreakyDeak

Pronunciation: soo-ih-syde-wok

Sentence: He sure does love to suisidewalk. Maybe we should buy him a helmet instead of a car.

Etymology: Suicide + Sidewalk

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Gnghfjygfj

Created by: uiiuiu

Pronunciation: ghuf-fghfg-vfg

Sentence: ftyhfh

Etymology:

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paynis - uiiuiu, 2014-12-02: 18:10:00

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Carstruck

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: CAR struck

Sentence: What an odd guy Tom is. First he just loved cars the way that a lot of young boys did. But soon it was more like an obsession. He had become completely carstruck. He took pictures of every new model that came out and pretty much wallpapered his room with them. Then it got even odder. He started to think like he was a car. He walked up to drive-throughs and ordered food, sat in a parking space at a drive-in movie, weaved in and out of traffic making honking noises and even worse...he started showering in his driveway.

Etymology: CAR: and STARSTRUCK: exhibiting a fascination with famous people

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I thought of this word too, but wasn't able to come up with your wonderful sentences! - readerwriter, 2009-03-02: 09:28:00

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-02: 10:19:00

Miles of smiles in your sentence! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-02: 10:32:00

great ideas! - splendiction, 2009-03-02: 21:31:00

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Anticedeped

Created by: kmeder

Pronunciation: anti-ceed-e-ped

Sentence: Tom drove down the road anticedeped, and ignored all those walking down the center of the road.

Etymology: against yield by foot

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Jayfarer

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: jay/fair/er

Sentence: The jayfarer caused havoc on the freeway this morning trying to dodge 100 mile per hour traffic.

Etymology: JAYFARER - noun - from JAYWALKER (to cross a street illegally or in a reckless manner) + WAYFARER (a pedestrian who walks from place to place on foot)

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He is a poor jayfaring stranger...travelling through this world of woe...(from the folk song, "I Am a Poor Wayfaring Stranger." - readerwriter, 2009-03-02: 09:36:00

A farevorite! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-02: 10:29:00

nice - galwaywegian, 2009-03-02: 15:02:00

like it. - mweinmann, 2009-03-03: 07:52:00

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Scareambulate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: skayr am byu layt

Sentence: When Denny decided to scareambulate the drive-through at the local fast food joint, he wanted a milk and a chili. His milk was shaken and his chili was alarming.

Etymology: Scare (frighten) & Perambulate (walk by foot)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-02: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-13: 00:41:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

'But I don't want my hamburger in a car'

DEFINITION: v. To ignore conventional wisdom and traffic rules by walking in areas normally restricted to motor vehicles. n. An aggressive pedestrian who feels it is their god-given right to walk in the middle of the road.

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