Verboticism: Cruisader

'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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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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Carstipate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: kahr-stuh-PEYT

Sentence: Whilst driving Bob slow, dribble-to -rule approach left a long line of carstipated drivers behind him.

Etymology: Blend of CAR & CONSTIPATE: prevent passage through; impede; crowd together

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COMMENTS:

I can just hear a traffic reporter saying "The highway is carstipated" instead of "congested". Love it! - Jamagra, 2008-04-07: 14:05:00

hate those traffic fumes - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-07: 16:46:00

Love it! Yep, a great word to describe a traffic jam. - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-07: 18:10:00

It's a natural! - arrrteest, 2008-04-07: 20:58:00

Bob, it makes me think you fuel up with prune juice! Great word...very binding! - Nosila, 2008-04-08: 01:49:00

love it! - Softbagel14, 2008-04-08: 23:38:00

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Roadtard

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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: road-tard

Sentence: The line of traffic seem to stretch infinitely as the roadtard was trying to take the perfect profile picture of herself driving in the left lane.

Etymology: road+retard

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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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Egomotortist

Created by: verbherder

Pronunciation: ee-goh-moh-tawr-tist

Sentence: It was ten minutes to close at the only store in town when my baby's mama held up the last diaper in the house and announced that junior had suddenly developed an explosive case of diarrhea. I would have made it there and back with time to spare if not for an egomotortist in a Prius. When I returned without reinforcements, things went south down south. For the rest of the night I wished that junior could have spent just one minute in that guy's car.

Etymology: egotist + motorist + tortoise (in sound mostly)

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Veltar

Created by: tyler775

Pronunciation: /fil * tar/

Sentence: This veltar drives twenty miles per hour when the speed limit for this lane is sixty!

Etymology: *vel from latin prefix speed *tard from latin suffix slow

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Sloweerty

Created by: balku4

Pronunciation: slow-eer-tee

Sentence: that fat sowerty

Etymology: slow

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Slotorist

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: slōtərist

Sentence: Wouldn’t you know it, the one morning that Jim was running late he gets behind an ancient slotorist. Why this lady is out this early driving her automosnail, nobody knows but it is clear that she is exceeding the impede limit.

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

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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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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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