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'Yes, I know it's red.'

DEFINITION: v., To slowly inch your vehicle forward at a red traffic light hoping that you can make it change faster. n., A driver who allows their vehicle to creep into the middle of an intersection while waiting for a red light.

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Top verboticism of the day created by zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Green dy

Sentence: The heliograph of sirens flickered on Bob's face as he walked slowly around the crumpled piece of tin that was once his car; Jane, the damsel to whom he was en route, was on his mind and he became a bit too greendy... until before long he found himself in the middle of the intersection with a frightening semi-truck on one end and an equally terrifying Mack truck on the other end. Bob, groaning inwardly, would have to postpone his date. The price of being greendy!

Etymology: Green (as in green light) & greedy (gluttonous)

Created by: zxvasdf.


Wow. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-30: 13:53:00

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Autokinesis: /aw-toh-ki-nee-sis/ Autokinesis occurs at a red light when I let my car inch forward into the intersection. Unfailingly, the traffic light changes almost immediately to green. It's weird and it's scary, but my Chevy Impala and I have autokenisis, or metaphysical powers,which together we can break down any city's computerized traffic flow. Etymology: AUTOKINESIS - noun - from - AUTOMOBILE (as in a car) + PSYCHOKINESIS (distorting, or moving physical objects using only the mind) Created by: Stevenson0.


excellent! - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-30: 11:05:00

Impalas should always have the right of way. Fuzzy dice? - metrohumanx, 2008-10-30: 13:51:00

Great word! - mweinmann, 2008-10-30: 14:01:00

Greengrowcer: /green-gro-sur/ A typical greengrowcer is under the impression that green lights will appear faster with a little pressure. Etymology: green + grow + greengrocer Created by: bookowl.


Pretty good, Bookie! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-30: 13:56:00

Inchersecting: /inchersecting/ Jane believed that she needed to be inchersecting at every red light in order to continue driving, a notion she'd had since she was little. Her father would entertain her by inching up at traffic signals far enough that he could see when the light in the opposite direction turned yellow. Then he would count to three and say, "abracadabra," making her believe that he had magical powers to change red lights. Etymology: inch: to move forward slowly in small increments + intersecting: to cut across or through as at an intersection of a road Created by: mrskellyscl.


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-06: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Tigger and libertybelle. Thank you Tigger and libertybelle. ~ James

Tigger - 2007-12-06: 00:32:00
Actually, libertybelle should get sole credit. I should've read through the recent definitions before submitting mine.

libertybelle libertybelle - 2007-12-06: 08:52:00
i still say great minds think alike... though some say filthy minds think alike, as well... hmmm...

silveryaspen - 2007-12-06: 19:11:00
flows smoothly ... readily understood ... nice interplay of words.

silveryaspen - 2007-12-06: 19:14:00
like the first 2 syllable rhyme ... the word rolls off the tongue. The meaning is straightforward and implicit.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-29: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by libertybelle. Thank you libertybelle. ~ James

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