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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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Intersectionvader

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /in-ter-sek-shuhn-veyd-er/

Sentence: Ruth just smiled to herself when Phil complained and honked his horn at the intersectionvader that had crept forward from the cross-street, forcing him to make a wide, awkward turn, since Phil himself often did the same thing while driving his SUV (she supposed he was actually a Jeepcreeper).

Etymology: intersection (Latin, intersectionem - "cut asunder") + invade (Latin, invādere - "to go in")

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Inchersecting

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: inchersecting

Sentence: Jane believed that she needed to be inchersecting at every red light in order to continue driving, a notion she'd had since she was little. Her father would entertain her by inching up at traffic signals far enough that he could see when the light in the opposite direction turned yellow. Then he would count to three and say, "abracadabra," making her believe that he had magical powers to change red lights.

Etymology: inch: to move forward slowly in small increments + intersecting: to cut across or through as at an intersection of a road

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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Slowrider

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: slōrīdər

Sentence: Linda has the patience of a gnat. Red lights drive her crazy. When she gets caught at one she becomes a slowrider, creeping ahead until she is almost halfway into the intersection. Fellow motorists think she is just a creep.

Etymology: slow (moving or operating, or designed to do so, only at a low speed) lowrider (a customized vehicle with hydraulic jacks that allow the chassis to be lowered nearly to the road)

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Locomotorist

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lo ko mo to rist

Sentence: Coco was a locomotorist. She would creep her car along at red lights, without concern for those heading her way from either side. She's been lucky so far, but her luck is running out. Is this Suicide by Suzuki? Harakiri by Hyundai? Death by Dodge? Kamikaze by Kia? Murder by Mazda? Coco is also Loco.

Etymology: Locomotion (self-propelled movement) & Motorist (driver) and Loco (Spanish for crazy)

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Waitingvroom

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Way-ting-v-roo-m

Sentence: Bill was a very impatient driver so every time he came across a red traffic signal he always chose to use the waitingvroom system, by revving the car engine and then slowly inching forward so that he was ready to pull away as soon as possible.

Etymology: Waiting(be delayed, to wait for a particular event to happen) + Vroom(the sound of a car engine when revving up) = Waitingvroom

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COMMENTS:

Vroomderbar word! - Nosila, 2008-10-31: 01:59:00

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Redotion

Created by: Abraxised

Pronunciation:

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Lightfrogging

CEE1ESS

Created by: CEE1ESS

Pronunciation: Lite-frog-ing

Sentence: She was always lightfrogging the red signal, trying to gain some time in the morning.

Etymology: from light and leapfrog

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COMMENTS:

Very descriptive, and creative! Nice one. - Tigger, 2007-12-06: 11:48:00

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Neocolorhopeful

Created by: gemmgemms

Pronunciation: nee-oh-ca-lore-ho-pa-ful

Sentence: She was one of the many neocolorhopefuls at the intersection trying to change the light with merely their miner brain capacity and the movement of their car.

Etymology: neo:new + color + hopeful

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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