Verboticism: Pedalfoil

'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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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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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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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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Roadhogger

Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology: Road hogger is already commonly used to describe road users like this.

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metrohumanx roadhogger verblogger footslogger defogger peatbogger baddogger deadjogger eggnogger wetsogger - metrohumanx, 2008-11-26: 14:36:00

Hehehe... :-) - logarithm, 2008-11-27: 14:37:00

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

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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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Trafficinterruptus

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Traf - ik - in - tuh - RUHP - tuhs

Sentence: Irving once again found himself cursing the trafficinterruptus caused by two overly cautious drivers driving side by side taking up both lanes on the divided highway.

Etymology: Traffic and interruptus....latin for 'to interrupt'.

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Hehe! - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-07: 18:19:00

- arrrteest, 2008-04-07: 21:00:00

hmmm. My original comment was something like a chuckle and a wink, wink, nod, nod. I guess you can't put " - arrrteest, 2008-04-07: 21:02:00

lol, I'm using the comments here to learn about how and what not to put in comments here. Now, James, it dawns on my why you had to reformat my poem earlier. Ha! This makes me think of a definition for later... - arrrteest, 2008-04-07: 21:05:00

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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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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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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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Accelerangst

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: ax-sell-er-angst

Sentence: Philip was in a hurry, which seemed like what 99% of the suburbanites were most of the time. He just moved farther outside his comfort zone of freeways and fast moving cars to the fringes where the slow rural life abuts the encroaching planned neighborhoods. He thought having a bigger house and a lawn to mow would be a step up for him. Little did he know he would now be butting heads, or bumpers, with wandering livestock or an occassional combine. However now he seemed to find himself accelerangst up behind slow moving pickups, shaking his fist and downing a few swigs of Mylanta in one hand while honking his horn with the other.

Etymology: accelerate + angst

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COMMENTS:

Good word! The sentence reminds me of what I've soon got to deal with - the inevitable chicken(s) crossing the road and the farmer on the tractor who is oblivious to any cars behind him. - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-07: 18:08:00

Good Blend - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-07: 20:39:00

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