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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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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Slowffeur

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: slo fewer

Sentence: Archie drove his ancient Triumph convertible every day down the freeway to his appointments and errands. He was a slowffeur and believed his car lasted longer if he drove slower. Luckily he was very hard of hearing, so he missed all the honks he got from his fellow commuters in the fast lane. He believed that a safe speed was one that was exactly one half of the posted limit. He was finally pulled over one morning by the Highway Patrol. The officer naturally requested to see his license and insurance papers, to which Archie finally shouted: "Never needed either, since I never go over the limits. I don't need papers, I know how to drive!"

Etymology: Slow (not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time) & Chauffeur (someone paid to drive a person in a car;to drive someone in a vehicle;a person who drives vehicles for a living)

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COMMENTS:

I think I rode in his taxi once. - Mustang, 2009-05-26: 06:42:00

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Pedalfoil

Created by: SethelMerman

Pronunciation: Pehd-uhl-foyl

Sentence: Steve was just barely going to be on time for his new job when he was delayed on the interstate. "Great, my new boss will never believe I was stuck behind this pedalfoil." He said to himself dismayed.

Etymology: A play on pedophile: Pedal (as in gas or break pedal) + foil (to thwart).

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COMMENTS:

Great word! - Nosila, 2009-05-26: 16:03:00

hyperborean WORK! - hyperborean, 2009-05-27: 13:13:00

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Carhography

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: car/hog/graf/ee

Sentence: A firm believer in carhography gets out his map and follows the road at a set speed, keeping his eyes forward and never paying attention to anyone behind him.

Etymology: car + hog + cartography

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Clever word... like the mapping aspect - Jamagra, 2008-04-07: 14:02:00

(baby you can drive my car...) - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-07: 18:23:00

Very close to the mark - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-07: 20:34:00

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Moovering

Created by: Stewart

Pronunciation: Moo-ver-ing

Sentence: Going by road can be a moovering experience. The driver in front says "What are you gassing about. I've got the hoof down using all the gass that I can and moovering down the road. What do want for nothing - at least I'm eco-friendly"!!

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COMMENTS:

excellent for the cartoon - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-07: 12:54:00

Atta bovine! Mooving word. - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-07: 18:14:00

Udderly beefitting word! - Nosila, 2008-04-08: 01:59:00

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Cruisader

lplybon

Created by: lplybon

Pronunciation: "Kroo-SA-der"

Sentence: Although he adored her, Bart detested having to go grocery shopping with his Aunt Nelly. Aunt Nelly insisted on driving despite being blind in one eye and deaf in one ear. And she was such a cruisader! She consistently drove 10 miles under the speed limit, signaled in the parking lots, and stopped at all "stale green" (her phrase) lights.

Etymology: Combination of the words "cruise," "crusade," and "sadism"

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Slomomotorist

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: slōmōmōtərist

Sentence: It never fails, whenever Jim is in a hurry he falls in behind a slomomotorist. He should have known better this time. As he approached this virtual speed bump he saw all the classic signs, the over-sized sedan of dark bland color, the omnipresent turn signal, the silhouette of a fedora and white knuckles. The only thing that was more annoying was the guy in the next lane who felt it was his job to match the speed of the one in front of him effectively blocking him in.

Etymology: slow-motion (action appears slower than in real life) + motorist (the driver of an automobile)

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Flowpoke

mrskellyscl

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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Lescargo

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: les kar go

Sentence: When old Lester gets out the vintage car and drives on the highway, he drives slowly in the fast lane to the annoyance of all others. When they beep him, he slows down even further. All the women at the nursing home call him a lescargo. Because he understands no French, he thinks they mean he has less baggage and is more available for dates.

Etymology: Fr: L'Escargot (Snail) & Less Car go

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

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