Verboticism: Lanepain

'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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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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Freewaste

Created by: queenjane75

Pronunciation: free-waste

Sentence: It was only a fraction of a moment Shawn had spent attempting to read the grocery list his girlfriend had sent by text message. Shawn had become the latest multitaskhole killed by a freewaster slacking in the fast lane.

Etymology: freeway+waste (as in waste one's time)

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Meanderthal

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: me/an'/der/thol

Sentence: "Hey, meanderthal!!! You're doing 55 miles per hour on the freaking freeway! Find the long pedal on the right and USE IT," Sam shouted at the elderly man in the Dodge Dart. "Meanderthalled again," grumbled Sam.

Etymology: meanderthal - meander (to wander aimlessly) + Neanderthal

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COMMENTS:

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-07: 12:52:00

Excellent - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-07: 20:33:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Zimmerlane

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: zim-err-layn

Sentence: i enjoyed heading out on the weekend for some zimmerlaning

Etymology: zimmer frame, lane

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Petroloiter

Created by: catgrin

Pronunciation: pe-tro-loi-ter

Sentence: People tend to petroloiter on Sundays. This causes weekend commuters no end of frustration!

Etymology: petrol + loiter

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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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Cruisader

lplybon

Created by: lplybon

Pronunciation: "Kroo-SA-der"

Sentence: Although he adored her, Bart detested having to go grocery shopping with his Aunt Nelly. Aunt Nelly insisted on driving despite being blind in one eye and deaf in one ear. And she was such a cruisader! She consistently drove 10 miles under the speed limit, signaled in the parking lots, and stopped at all "stale green" (her phrase) lights.

Etymology: Combination of the words "cruise," "crusade," and "sadism"

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