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'Yes, I know it's red.'

DEFINITION: v., To slowly inch your vehicle forward at a red traffic light hoping that you can make it change faster. n., A driver who allows their vehicle to creep into the middle of an intersection while waiting for a red light.

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Traffikinesis

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: trāf'ĭ-kə-nē'sĭs

Sentence: Mary had to pee, she eased her vehicle way past the "Stop here on red" sign in hoping it would trigger some sort of traffikinesis which would make the light turn green. Mary doesn't think logically when she is stuck in traffic and has to pee.

Etymology: Traffic: Vehicles or pedestrians in transit. + Telekinesis: The movement of objects by scientifically inexplicable means, as by the exercise of an occult power.

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Wickcellerate

Created by: zavijava

Pronunciation: Wick-cel-er-ate

Sentence: Tapping her fingers on the wheel, Sandy wickcelerated further and further over the white line while she waited for the light. In the next lane, Nora, trying to see the street sign now blocked by Sandra's car, remarked "I hate wickceleraters!"

Etymology: wick (to draw off by capillary action; the slow, inevitable motion of something, without any outside force actually being applied; the annoying and unstoppable movement of water up the legs of your jeans after coming in from the rain) + accelerate

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Very good! I love modified etymologisms. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-30: 13:13:00

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Anticipeeler

Korinne

Created by: Korinne

Pronunciation: Antis-i-peel-er

Sentence: Late for her colonoscopy appointment, Cynthia kept getting stopped at red lights. A chronic anticipeeler, she kept inching her car forward in hopes of triggering the "sensor" so she could peel away!

Etymology: Anticipate - Peeling (hitting the gas and screetching the tires)

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Haha... your word is fun to say. - IllmaticKD, 2007-12-06: 01:43:00

asstounding, well done! - galwaywegian, 2007-12-06: 04:00:00

Korinne THanks!! :) - Korinne, 2007-12-07: 09:21:00

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Autokinesis

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: aw/toh/ki/nee/sis

Sentence: Autokinesis occurs at a red light when I let my car inch forward into the intersection. Unfailingly, the traffic light changes almost immediately to green. It's weird and it's scary, but my Chevy Impala and I have metaphysical powers together which could break down any city's computerized traffic flow.

Etymology: automobile + kinesis (physical movement of something in response to a stimulus)

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COMMENTS:

nice - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-06: 12:43:00

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Pilfermeter

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: 'pil-fer-me-ter

Sentence: "I must not be tripping the signal" said Kimberly as she pilfermetered her way through the intersection. "Maybe you've passed it?" suggested Loretta. Kimberly reluctantly reversed several car lengths until she was as far behind the white line as she had been in front of it. "Oh, I'm sure this is much better" Kimberly quipped. But the joke was on Kimberly since she forgot to put her car into "drive" before impatiently accelerating into the car behind her.

Etymology: pilfer (stealthy and incremental theft) + meter (standard metric unit of measure)

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Jettamindtrick

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: Jet-a-mind-trik

Sentence: Amalia was a pro at the Jettamindtrick. She knew that, with the magical power of her car and her superior mind, she could persuade other drivers at a four-way stop that she was there first, she could merge across four lanes of traffic at rush hour and yes, she could get a leading green arrow even as the only car in the turn lane. Sadly, however, she over-reached her "powers" when she tried to silently dissuade a state trooper from giving her a speeding ticket. After seeing her make odd, painful looking facial contortions at him, the trooper not only wrote her a ticket, he had her take a road side sobriety test as well.

Etymology: Jedi mind trick from Star Wars altered to incorporate Jetta, the Volkswagen sedan.

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metrohumanx Amalia should run into Heidi on a deserted back road. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-30: 02:24:00

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Redvancer

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: red van ser

Sentence: Despite learning the opposite in driving school, when Polly graduated and started driving, she developed bad habits. Her latest was to become a Redvancer...someone who tries to make the red light faster by inching forward. On this day she inadvertantly did her Redvancer trick in front of a patrol car. Was she ever amazed to be ticketed for coming to a rolling stop and failing to yield to a stop sign. Polly paid $250 to learn her lesson and withdraw from the Redvancer Club.

Etymology: Red (stoplight colour) & Advancer (someone who is moving forward toward a goal)

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Accelereddy

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ax sell er reddi

Sentence: Cindy had learned enough of the Highway Code to earn her license, but decided early on she like to make up her own rules as she went along. If she reached a red light, she would be accelereddy to gun the gas pedal, by inching forward, thus she rationalized, daring the red light to change to green. This technique got her home a whopping 2 minutes earlier and because she was oblivious to other drivers, made her cause several accidents on the way. It was because of Cindy and drivers like her that the term "Road Rage" was born!

Etymology: accelerate (to cause to move) & red (red light) & ready (anxious to proceed)

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Sneakcelerate

Created by: LoftyDreamer

Pronunciation: sneek-sell'-er-ate

Sentence: Congolia, desperate to meet her blind date, began to sneakcelerate when the traffic light seemed to be stuck on red.

Etymology: From "sneak" (to creep up stealthily) + part of "accelerate" (to hasten the progress of)

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Gashopper

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: gas/hop/pur

Sentence: Do you hear the gashopper that is at your feet? (blatant Kung Fu reference)

Etymology: gas + hop + grasshopper

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-06: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Tigger and libertybelle. Thank you Tigger and libertybelle. ~ James

Tigger - 2007-12-06: 00:32:00
Actually, libertybelle should get sole credit. I should've read through the recent definitions before submitting mine.

libertybelle libertybelle - 2007-12-06: 08:52:00
i still say great minds think alike... though some say filthy minds think alike, as well... hmmm...

silveryaspen - 2007-12-06: 19:11:00
flows smoothly ... readily understood ... nice interplay of words.

silveryaspen - 2007-12-06: 19:14:00
like the first 2 syllable rhyme ... the word rolls off the tongue. The meaning is straightforward and implicit.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-29: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by libertybelle. Thank you libertybelle. ~ James