Verboticism: Parksnickety

'Oh! There's a spot!'

DEFINITION: v. To drive around in circles in a parking lot, so that you can save time by finding the closest possible space to your final destination. n. A perfect parking spot.

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Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /pahrk-SNIK-i-tee/

Sentence: On their sixth lap around the parking lot, Lois decided that Mike was just too parksnickety. They'd been driving in circles for almost ten minutes now, but it would have taken little more than a minute to walk across the entire parking lot. Mike had passed up every empty spot further than ten spaces away from the front door of the department store, and cursed every time someone else pulled in before he could get there. She just sighed and rubbed her temples again — Mike never won at Parking Lot Bingo, and she knew that asking him to park further out would only start an argument.

Etymology: Park - to place or leave a vehicle in a certain location (from Old English, pearruc "paddock") + Persnickety - requiring painstaking care; overparticular; fussy (extended form of Scottish, pernicky; of uncertain origin, possibly from 'particular')

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Comments: Parksnickety

Jabberwocky - 2008-07-15: 16:19:00
like it

Mustang - 2008-07-15: 19:45:00
A word I can use in the future!!

OZZIEBOB - 2008-07-16: 06:56:00