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Reflexshun

Top verboticism of the day created by Nosila

DEFINITION: v. To instinctively slam your foot on "the brakes" even though you're just a passenger. Often occurs when the actual driver fails to brake appropriately. n. A sudden jerk of the leg.

Pronunciation: re fleks shun

Sentence: Shirley felt an automatic reflexshun to slam on the brake when driving with her boyfriend Dan. He drove way too fast for her liking, so her leg reacted by trying to slam the non-existant brake on the passenger side. She should not have felt like being this defensive at all when riding with him, but seriously, even at the fast food drive through???

Etymology: Reflex (an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus) & Shun (avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of)

Created by: Nosila.

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Slownrider: /sloane-righ-duh/ Bernadette was the (self-appointed) car safety officer. Whenever the driver approached a 'hazard' (another car, for example), Bernadette would slam her foot onto the floor and beseech him to slow down. Etymology: slow + 'lone rider' Created by: Carla.

Passenjerk: /pasinjərk/ Lucy is a terrible traveler. If she isn’t the driver she takes on the role of the passenjerk, twitching, sighing and stomping on the imaginary brakes every time there is some flex in the traffic flow. With her in the car it’s a good idea to leave a window down at least a crack so that her sucking air through clenched teeth doesn’t create a vacuum that cracks the windshield or cause the driver to pass out for lack of oxygen. Etymology: passenger (a traveler on a public or private conveyance other than the driver, pilot, or crew) + jerk (a quick, sharp, sudden movement/a contemptibly obnoxious person) Created by: artr.

Brasm: /brahsm/ Lucy was always on edge when riding in the car with her husband, Lou, and as he was often quite inattentive she would have a brasm, stomping on an imaginary brake pedal when she thought he was too slow to do so himself. Etymology: Blend of 'brake' (device for stopping vehicles) and 'spasm' ( A sudden burst of energy, activity, or emotion) Created by: Mustang.

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Comments:

chris - 2006-12-27: 05:07:00
..hard to beat 'brakedancing'....

wordmeister - 2006-12-27: 10:37:00
Hey Chris, Yes I spotted brakedancing too! I was going to suggest that you consider "proxypedal" but that's your word... What about "Impedalment"? It's good too...

Wriiight - 2006-12-27: 12:56:00
While driving, I often notice my passengers suffer from a loss of controls.

wordmeister - 2006-12-27: 13:05:00
Good one Wriight!

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