Verboticism: Flowpoke

'What are you doing in the fast lane?!!'

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.

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Velociteedoff

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ve-loss-a-teed-off

Sentence: Melinda changed down another gear, cursed at length and then resorted to deep breathing. But as long as she was checked by the responsible, law abiding and safe driver in front of her, she would suffer the effects of being velociteedoff.

Etymology: velocity + teed off

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COMMENTS:

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-07: 12:52:00

Good word. - Mustang, 2008-04-08: 03:14:00

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Freewaste

Created by: queenjane75

Pronunciation: free-waste

Sentence: It was only a fraction of a moment Shawn had spent attempting to read the grocery list his girlfriend had sent by text message. Shawn had become the latest multitaskhole killed by a freewaster slacking in the fast lane.

Etymology: freeway+waste (as in waste one's time)

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Lackcelerate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lak sel er ayt

Sentence: When Sydney drove his old sports car out and about, he drove very slowly even in the fast lane, behind a big cow. His failure to lackcelerate caused many passersby to give him the finger and hurl abuse at him. Sydney did not care...he was nearly deaf, wore thick glasses due to his myopia and put-putted his way along. One day the local constabulary pulled him over for obstructing the flow of traffic. The officer was confused why Sydney was always following a cow. Sydney pointed out that the cow was towing him because it saved him a fortune on gas!

Etymology: Lack (to be without) & Accelerate (to move faster)

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COMMENTS:

must have been fresian with the top down :) - galwaywegian, 2010-06-11: 03:40:00

But he lived happily heifer after... - Nosila, 2010-06-11: 11:53:00

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Sloweerty

Created by: balku4

Pronunciation: slow-eer-tee

Sentence: that fat sowerty

Etymology: slow

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Lanepain

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: layn payn

Sentence: It never failed, thought Mario, just when I am in a hurray, I get stuck behind some lanepain. He feels that it is his duty to observe the posted limit, even though he is the only one in traffic to do so. You never see him when you are not in a hurray yourself...just when you need to get somewhere really quickly. Well, if this slug didn't move over soon, Mario knew he would have to take desperate action, even if he had to drive right over his car. Afterall, he was not going to be lanepained on this first lap and lose the entire Indy 500!

Etymology: lane (a way or road or a well-defined track or path,like in traffic) & pain (emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid or something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness or to cause emotional anguish or make miserable)

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hurry for mario! - stache, 2008-04-07: 08:21:00

Apt. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-07: 20:37:00

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Flowpoke

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Created by: mrskellyscl

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:

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

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! - Nosila, 2009-05-26: 16:05:00

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

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Recardation

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: rE-car-dA-shun

Sentence: The car pool is late for the work. The driver tries to make it on time as he comes across a motorist suffering from a case of recardation, in the fast lane, and relizes they are doomed.

Etymology: retard, as in slow/car

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Fastlamer

Created by: davi8992

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I've got to pass this fastlamer.

Etymology: From "fast" denoting which lane of traffic and "lamer" as in loser.

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Slotorist

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: slōtərist

Sentence: It never fails. The only day that you are behind schedule, you get stuck in back of a slotorist. Through the rear window all you can see is a fedora and a set of wrinkled white knuckles. The brake lights pop on at every curve or dip in the road. Just when you think you\'ll explode, you get a section of the road where you can pass. On you go to make up some time only to get pulled for speeding. The procedure takes a few minutes. Just long enough for you to resume your position behind Methuselah.

Etymology: slow (not quick or fast) + motorist (driver of an automobile)

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COMMENTS:

been there done that - Nosila, 2010-06-11: 11:56:00

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Motortoise

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: moh/tawr/tuss

Sentence: She is a motortoise who drives 55 mph in the fast 55 mph lane.

Etymology: motorist + tortoise (turtle - slow) motor + (tor)toise and the mo + tortoise)

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COMMENTS:

fantastic blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-07: 12:52:00

Nice blend- I consider "Autotortoise" but it just didnt seem right. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-07: 20:32:00

Love the word, Stevenson0, it left me shell-shocked! - Nosila, 2008-04-08: 01:53:00

Great verboticism!! - Mustang, 2008-04-08: 03:12:00

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