Verboticism: Flowpoke

Flowpoke

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

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.

Pronunciation: flow-poke

Sentence: The flowpoke ignored the stream of enraged drivers behind her and continued to chat with her passenger, driving for several miles in the passing lane with her turn signal blinking oblivious to the horns and salutes from her fellow drivers.

Etymology: Flow: continuity of movement as in a stream + poke: take more time than necessary; dawdle (wordplay on slowpoke)

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Comments: Flowpoke

Mustang - 2009-05-26: 06:43:00
Would also apply to dimwitted cowboy. Excellent word!

Nosila - 2009-05-26: 16:05:00
Good word and all too many of them, on the road...love the ones who eat, talk on a cell and apply make-up simultaneously as well!

mweinmann - 2009-05-27: 09:47:00
Great word....