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'Oh! There's a spot!'

DEFINITION: v. To drive around in circles in a parking lot, so that you can save time by finding the closest possible space to your final destination. n. A perfect parking spot.

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Created by: lukeE




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Created by: pepperpatti

Pronunciation: the way it looks: "sparkle" -s

Sentence: Linda didn't want to have to worry about walking with her bags after the big sale, so she parkled for 20 minutes.

Etymology: park (to stop your car in a designated spot) + circle (v., to go around in the shape of a circle)

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: PARK-yew-layt

Sentence: Madge was such a stickler for perfection even when looking for a parking space, and not wanting to lose even a few steps she would parkulate endlessly looking for just the right spot.

Etymology: Blend of words 'park' (An area of land set aside for public use) and 'circulate' (v. To move in or flow through a circle or circuit)

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: stal-king-lot

Sentence: Marta expertly circumnavigated the stalkinglot on Black Friday morning. She knew that finding the best parking spot would take cunning and patience. She watched and waited for her quarry, shoppers who have been feeding on the sales, to come out of the mall, tired and loaded down with bargains. Her strategy was to follow them to their place, closely, but not too close, to claim their space. Idiling quietly she would wait for them to tuck away their booty while displaying her turn signals to fend off any other spot hunters lurking nearby. Posessing skill and a trained eye, she caught the small movement of a car with its backup lights up in the front of aisle J and began to position herself to intercept their place as soon as it was vacated. She waited calmly and turned on the signals to warn other drivers that the space was hers. The people took forever to settle down their toddlers and find their sunglasses, but the wait would be worth it. Finally, the vehicle backed slowly out of the space and she was about to claim her prize, when out of nowhere, a white minivan with the requisite soccer magnet appeared and boldly pulled into the space, right in front of her, denying her the victory. After a blast of the horn and some choice words and gestures, the spacehunter began to cruise the stalkinglot once again, waiting for another opportunity to catch the perfect space.

Etymology: stalking: to persue by tracking stealthily; to follow and observe + parking lot: a place you drive around in to lose your mind and/or religion on Black Friday, putting you into the proper disposition for the holiday season.

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Created by: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: par - kin - lots

Sentence: These boots are made for walking, that's what they should do. Or if you think otherwise, you suffer from Parkinlot's.

Etymology: park + lot + Parkinson's disease (degenerative disorder impairing the victim's motor skills)

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Created by: Brooklie




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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: spac/i/fy

Sentence: Jenny's ability to spacify in large urban parking lots is a must to save time and energy. She meanders the aisles closest to the entrances spacifying all possibilities. She is an expert spacifyer.

Etymology: SPACIFY - verb - from SPACE (a place available for a particular purpose) + IDENTIFY (to recognize, or establish as being a particular thing)

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Created by: autophile

Pronunciation: sPOP-ti-mize

Sentence: Dude, I'm hungry, stop it with the spoptimization already!

Etymology: From spot (parking spot) + optimize

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: vee-HISH-us-circle

Sentence: Gloria's vehiciouscircling enraged everyone else in the car. Her passengers could not convince her that she was just trading off shoe leather for gas. But she was determined to outmanoeuvre the other vehiciouscirclers for the best spot, even if it led to a fender bender.

Etymology: vicious circle + vehicle


ridehiculous - galwaywegian, 2007-05-03: 05:21:00

another inspired word - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-03: 11:06:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-03: 02:10:00
Today's definition was suggested by jedijawa.
Thank you jedijawa! ~ James

jedijawa - 2007-05-03: 13:31:00
This one was inspired by my dad who did this all the time when I was growing up. My word for it is lotvulture.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-03: 14:00:00
The scarey part is when lotvultures dive in for the kill. Especially when two of them are going for the same spot. ~ James

Mustang - 2008-07-15: 19:45:00
Good one.