Verboticism: Roadhogger

'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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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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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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Slotorist

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: slōtərist

Sentence: Wouldn’t you know it, the one morning that Jim was running late he gets behind an ancient slotorist. Why this lady is out this early driving her automosnail, nobody knows but it is clear that she is exceeding the impede limit.

Etymology: slow (not quick or fast) + motorist (the driver of an automobile)

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Mamoover

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: ma-moo-ver

Sentence: Molly had to mamoover very carefully in the heavy traffic near her farm.

Etymology: A play on the word maneuver

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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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Trafficinterruptus

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Traf - ik - in - tuh - RUHP - tuhs

Sentence: Irving once again found himself cursing the trafficinterruptus caused by two overly cautious drivers driving side by side taking up both lanes on the divided highway.

Etymology: Traffic and interruptus....latin for 'to interrupt'.

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COMMENTS:

Hehe! - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-07: 18:19:00

- arrrteest, 2008-04-07: 21:00:00

hmmm. My original comment was something like a chuckle and a wink, wink, nod, nod. I guess you can't put " - arrrteest, 2008-04-07: 21:02:00

lol, I'm using the comments here to learn about how and what not to put in comments here. Now, James, it dawns on my why you had to reformat my poem earlier. Ha! This makes me think of a definition for later... - arrrteest, 2008-04-07: 21:05:00

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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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Pedalfoil

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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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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Velociteased

Created by: shoeshineboy

Pronunciation: vel-AHS-uh-teezd

Sentence: I thought I'd make up time on the long flat stretches through the plains, but this Eldorado got in front of me and velociteased me for miles.

Etymology: velocity + teased

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