Verboticism: Lescargo

'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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Slomomotorist

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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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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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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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Zimmerlane

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: zim-err-layn

Sentence: i enjoyed heading out on the weekend for some zimmerlaning

Etymology: zimmer frame, lane

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Slotorist

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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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Velociteased

Created by: shoeshineboy

Pronunciation: vel-AHS-uh-teezd

Sentence: I thought I'd make up time on the long flat stretches through the plains, but this Eldorado got in front of me and velociteased me for miles.

Etymology: velocity + teased

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Slotorist

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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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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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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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