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'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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Encompark

Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: En-cahm-park

Sentence: She encomparked the parking lot as many times as it would have took to walk from one end of the lot, to the store and then back again.

Etymology: Encompass (to circle) + park (bring vehicle to halt to stop temporarily)

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Handilapped

Created by: MemyselfnI

Pronunciation: han-dee-lapped

Sentence: Larry had the nearly completed listening to the entire Beatles White album waiting for that perfect spot, at the same time being handilapped by hundreds of shoppers.

Etymology: Handicapped - lapped These folks who require handicap like parking, ultimately get lapped by all other reasonable parkers.

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Loopyparkobsess

Created by: heb319

Pronunciation: loop eee park ub ses

Sentence: Although Susan was really just wasting time and gas, she was certain if she continued to loopyparkobesess long enough she would find the greatest parking space humanity had ever created.

Etymology: loop park obsess

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Parkfect

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /pɑɹkˈfɛkt/

Sentence: The quest for parkfection is not easy, my student; it requires acute awareness, patience, and a complete lack of common sense.

Etymology: From park + perfect

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COMMENTS:

You got it right ErWenn, I will follow you... - wordmeister, 2007-05-03: 03:05:00

Great word AND sentence! - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-03: 04:53:00

Thanks! Coming from you guys, that really means something. (Not sure what, though.) - ErWenn, 2007-05-03: 13:37:00

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Vehiciouscircle

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: vee-HISH-us-circle

Sentence: Gloria's vehiciouscircling enraged everyone else in the car. Her passengers could not convince her that she was just trading off shoe leather for gas. But she was determined to outmanoeuvre the other vehiciouscirclers for the best spot, even if it led to a fender bender.

Etymology: vicious circle + vehicle

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COMMENTS:

ridehiculous - galwaywegian, 2007-05-03: 05:21:00

another inspired word - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-03: 11:06:00

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Parkohspot

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Park-oh-spot

Sentence: Around and around she goes...when all at once she spies...the perfect parkohspot in an overcrowded parking lot.

Etymology: Park- To put or leave (a vehicle) for a time in a certain location. Oh!- An exclamation expressive of surprise. Spot- A location; a locale.

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Cosyparker

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Co-zee-par-ker

Sentence: Being a serious cosyparker, Mel would circle the parking lot for ages finding just the right space to park, (as near to her destination as possible). After all, it would not only save time, being a little on the lazy side it would save her having to walk too far as well.

Etymology: Cosy (not offering challenge or difficulty) + Parker - someone who parks,(a car) = Cosyparker

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COMMENTS:

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-15: 12:15:00

Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-16: 06:55:00

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Savedeshoescruise

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sayve de shews crews

Sentence: she was twenty minutes into her savedeshoescruise, determined to put as little mileage on her jimmychoos until all of her friends had adored them.

Etymology: save the shoes cruise.

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COMMENTS:

petaj What a farcicarl situation. - petaj, 2007-05-03: 05:19:00

this made me laugh - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-03: 11:05:00

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Parkaide

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: park ayd

Sentence: When Melba drove to the mall, she always took her husband Melvin to act as her parkaide. He could find the closest spot to the entrance in a wink and if worse came to worse, he could whip out the old disabled parking sticker or pretend he was pregnant.

Etymology: Park (to maneuver a vehicle into a parking space) & Aide (someone/thing who acts as assistant) & Wordplay on Parkade (a multi-levelcar park)

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Carouselect

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ker/us/seh/lekt

Sentence: To carouselect can prove to be very dangerous if you suffer from vertigo. Sue often spun in circles around her car after she'd found the perfect spot

Etymology: carousel (merry go round) + select

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COMMENTS:

Good one. Sounds like she needs a lapperscopy. - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-03: 07:22:00

ha ha or her very own retreadmill - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-03: 11:01:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-03: 02:10:00
Today's definition was suggested by jedijawa.
Thank you jedijawa! ~ James

jedijawa - 2007-05-03: 13:31:00
This one was inspired by my dad who did this all the time when I was growing up. My word for it is lotvulture.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-03: 14:00:00
The scarey part is when lotvultures dive in for the kill. Especially when two of them are going for the same spot. ~ James

Mustang - 2008-07-15: 19:45:00
Good one.