Verboticism: Pedestriantics

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Orthopath

Created by: AMEE3

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orthpath... - AMEE3, 2010-09-13: 12:28:00

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Anthropolithomania

Created by: smepeoplechange

Pronunciation: An-throw-op-o-lith-o-man-e-a

Sentence: The Anthropolithomania was obssessed with walking upon the road.

Etymology: Anthropo- man, human lithio- stone, rock mania- excessive desire/mental aberration

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Peregrump

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: PAIR-uh-GRUMP

Sentence: Unable to afford the most elementary form of wheeled transport and not having the skills needed to operate even a skateboard, Fritz nurtured a lifelong grudge against scooter pilots, cyclists and anyone flaunting their customized chromium wheelchairs. Rejected by the Rebels, Fritz had become a PEREGRUMP ever since he meandered down from the hills and across the highway. Asserting his pedestrian rights, he would often step arrogantly into the flow of traffic, protected only by his hundred-meter stare and imaginary aura of invincibility. Fritz had ample time to adjust his attitude as his mangled body recovered from an all-too-close encounter with an S.U.V. Now he's in traction, staring at the hospital ceiling as he mentally composes his Speedbumpkin Manifesto and creates verbotomisms with a pencil clutched between his teeth.

Etymology: PEREGrine+gRUMP=PEREGRUMP....PEREGRINE: having a tendency to wander, sometimes obliviously;Middle French peregrin, from Medieval Latin peregrinus, from Latin, foreign.....GRUMP:a person given to complaining,an act borne of ill humor or sulkiness, sometimes malicious.

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metrohumanx SPEEDBUMP: a low obstruction placed on a roadway to limit vehicular speed (1972).....Bumpkin:an awkward and unsophisticated rustic;perhaps from Dutch bommekijn small cask, from Middle Dutch, from bomme cask Date: 1570 :) - metrohumanx, 2009-03-02: 05:26:00

You must have watched the program on the Unabomber last night! - readerwriter, 2009-03-02: 09:30:00

fantastic sentence - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-02: 10:15:00

and a terrific last line! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-02: 10:41:00

insightful & funny! - splendiction, 2009-03-02: 21:29:00

So talented :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-25: 14:06:00

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Hikerchick

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: hi - kur - chik

Sentence: Betty had recently became a hikerchick... She walked everywhere, even in places where only vehicles should be allowed; but no one could stop her.

Etymology: play on bikerchick also hiker and chick.

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Pedesastrian

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: ped es ass tri an

Sentence: She'd seldom seen pedesatrians bare-foot their way through the busy drive-thru (when the store front was nearly empty)! She tersely told him, "No barefoot pedesastrians in the drive thru lane"! Cars behind him honked. The man didn't seem to care. She reluctantly watched him proudly, mechanically, pad his feet onto the busy six-lane road, his soles black with car exhaust. This pedesastrian was even ignoring the red light! AHHHH!

Etymology: From the words pedestrian, ass and disaster. A person who unwisely or unknowingly, travels by foot on vehicle-only routes, often to disastrous consequences.

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Antinom

Created by: Jacobo

Pronunciation: Anti-nawm

Sentence: The boy antinomed the do not walk sign.

Etymology: anti- against. nom- law, rule

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Anaphysi

Created by: 588314

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Automobilly

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: aw-tuh-moh-bil-ee

Sentence: Billy-Bob-Jerry-Ray doesn't understand why cars seem to have all the rights. Right of way, right on red... He thinks traffic in the city should work just like back home in the Ozarks. Whoever gets there first gets the space. When he acts like he's the same as a car his friends refer to him as an automobilly.

Etymology: automobile (a passenger vehicle designed for operation on ordinary roads and typically having four wheels and a gasoline or diesel internal-combustion engine) + hillbilly (a person from a backwoods or other remote area)

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Gnghfjygfj

Created by: uiiuiu

Pronunciation: ghuf-fghfg-vfg

Sentence: ftyhfh

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paynis - uiiuiu, 2014-12-02: 18:10:00

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Pepestrian

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: pep est reee an

Sentence: Walking Bull denied being a pepestrian, ststing that he waited for the red man before crossing the road.

Etymology: pedestrian, pest

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