Verboticism: Carhography

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Lanedarme

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: lān därm'

Sentence: The left-lane bandits were more than Herb could take that day. He was trying to get to his daughter's recital, but they insisted on self-righteouslycreeping along at the posted limit in the far left lane. Then, to Herb's immense satisfaction, and for the first time in recorded history, the Highway Patrol came to the rescue, pulled the lanedarme over and wrote him a citation for obstructing traffic.

Etymology: lane + gendarme

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Routelout

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ROUT-lout

Sentence: Maggard was an absolute routelout, driving the routes and freeways at his own speed, gawking around at the countryside sightseeing and just absolutely oblivious to the traffic or the concerns of other drivers.

Etymology: Blend of 'route' (highway) and 'lout' (an awkward, stupid person; clumsy, ill-mannered boor; oaf)

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COMMENTS:

He's everywhere! - Nosila, 2009-05-26: 15:58:00

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Lescargo

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: les kar go

Sentence: When old Lester gets out the vintage car and drives on the highway, he drives slowly in the fast lane to the annoyance of all others. When they beep him, he slows down even further. All the women at the nursing home call him a lescargo. Because he understands no French, he thinks they mean he has less baggage and is more available for dates.

Etymology: Fr: L'Escargot (Snail) & Less Car go

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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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Mamoover

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: ma-moo-ver

Sentence: Molly always had to mamoover the traffic down in the fast lane during rush hour.

Etymology: A play on the word maneuver

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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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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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Pedalfoil

SethelMerman

Created by: SethelMerman

Pronunciation: Pehd-uhl-foyl

Sentence: Steve was just barely going to be on time for his new job when he was delayed on the interstate. "Great, my new boss will never believe I was stuck behind this pedalfoil." He said to himself dismayed.

Etymology: A play on pedophile: Pedal (as in gas or break pedal) + foil (to thwart).

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COMMENTS:

Great word! - Nosila, 2009-05-26: 16:03:00

hyperborean WORK! - hyperborean, 2009-05-27: 13:13:00

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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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Pewectomygastro

Created by: Jodyblu

Pronunciation: pewectrogas

Sentence: When A Cow Passes A Big Smelly One.

Etymology: Big Fart!

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COMMENTS:

Cool!!.. HaHa!! - Jodyblu, 2009-05-26: 08:08:00

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