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'Yes, I know it's red.'

DEFINITION: v., To slowly inch your vehicle forward at a red traffic light hoping that you can make it change faster. n., A driver who allows their vehicle to creep into the middle of an intersection while waiting for a red light.

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Waitingvroom

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Way-ting-v-roo-m

Sentence: Bill was a very impatient driver so every time he came across a red traffic signal he always chose to use the waitingvroom system, by revving the car engine and then slowly inching forward so that he was ready to pull away as soon as possible.

Etymology: Waiting(be delayed, to wait for a particular event to happen) + Vroom(the sound of a car engine when revving up) = Waitingvroom

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Vroomderbar word! - Nosila, 2008-10-31: 01:59:00

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Hintersection

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: hinn tur sek shun

Sentence: somehow the gods of the intersection were immune to her hintersection

Etymology: intersection hint

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ooh - good one - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-30: 11:07:00

metrohumanx Why are there no "GO" signs? - metrohumanx, 2008-10-30: 13:10:00

Hinteresting word! - Nosila, 2008-10-31: 01:54:00

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Greengo

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: gree ng go

Sentence: The greengo he try the dodge city shuffle one time too many. He meet a beer lorry on a mission at a major intersection, asquashed him like a tortilla!

Etymology: gringo, green go.

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veree funnee - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-06: 12:44:00

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Greengrowcer

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: green/gro/sur

Sentence: A typical greengrowcer is under the impression that green lights will appear faster with a little pressure.

Etymology: green + grow + greengrocer

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metrohumanx Pretty good, Bookie! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-30: 13:56:00

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Justiflauntecoast

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: justih-FLONT-ih-coe-st (justiflauntecoaster,justiflauntecoasted)

Sentence: Heidi just KNEW she shouldn't have come this way. The meat in her fridge was turning green faster than this traffic signal. There were no other cars on the road at this time of night. Perhaps the red light was broken, and would NEVER turn green before someone pulled up behind her and started blowing their horn. There must be some kind of buried cable that senses how many motorists are here. Heidi decided to JUSTIFLAUNTECOAST slowly into the intersection...just a little further...now she was directly beneath the light and couldn't even see it...It COULD be green now...Well, Heidi was halfway through the light anyway, so she might as well FLOOR it. A mile down the road, Heidi uttered a twisted laugh at her own timidity. She had JUSTIFLAUNTECOASTED several minutes off her trip home. HA HA HA! She accelerated into the inky night, her smug satisfaction interrupted only by the flashing red lights in the rearview mirror....THINK FAST! Hang up the cell phone!

Etymology: JUSTIFy+fLAUNT+COAST=JUSTIFLAUNTECOAST.....JUSTIFY:to show a sufficient lawful reason for an act done, to prove or show to be just, right, or reasonable;Middle English justifien, from Anglo-French or Late Latin; Anglo-French justifier, from Late Latin justificare, from Latin Justus.....FLAUNT:to treat traffic laws contemptuously;perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse flana to rush around.....COAST:roll down a slope,proceed in neutral gear;Middle English cost, from Anglo-French coste, from Latin costa rib, side; akin to Old Church Slavic kostÄ­ bone.

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metrohumanx http://www.trafficsignalmuseum.com/ - metrohumanx, 2008-10-30: 03:29:00

zxvasdf The meat in her fridge was turning green faster than this traffic signal. HAHA! - zxvasdf, 2008-10-30: 12:22:00

metrohumanx 100 best robots: http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.01/robots.html - metrohumanx, 2008-10-30: 13:36:00

metrohumanx Gort barata nickto. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-30: 13:41:00

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Redging

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: red jing

Sentence: Her attempt at redging through the instersection was soon stopped by the big bus whowas running the amber light.

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Redleadfoot

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: red-led-foot

Sentence: Redleadfooting is one of the main causes of road rage stabbings & deaths.

Etymology: red (as in red traffic light)+ lead (as in metal or heavy) + foot

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Litehog

Created by: looseball

Pronunciation: lite+hog

Sentence: Mortisha is a litehog.She creaps up in traffic to get in on the lite change.

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Autokinesis

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: aw/toh/ki/nee/sis

Sentence: Autokinesis occurs at a red light when I let my car inch forward into the intersection. Unfailingly, the traffic light changes almost immediately to green. It's weird and it's scary, but my Chevy Impala and I have metaphysical powers together which could break down any city's computerized traffic flow.

Etymology: automobile + kinesis (physical movement of something in response to a stimulus)

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nice - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-06: 12:43:00

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Redvancer

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: red van ser

Sentence: Despite learning the opposite in driving school, when Polly graduated and started driving, she developed bad habits. Her latest was to become a Redvancer...someone who tries to make the red light faster by inching forward. On this day she inadvertantly did her Redvancer trick in front of a patrol car. Was she ever amazed to be ticketed for coming to a rolling stop and failing to yield to a stop sign. Polly paid $250 to learn her lesson and withdraw from the Redvancer Club.

Etymology: Red (stoplight colour) & Advancer (someone who is moving forward toward a goal)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-06: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Tigger and libertybelle. Thank you Tigger and libertybelle. ~ James

Tigger - 2007-12-06: 00:32:00
Actually, libertybelle should get sole credit. I should've read through the recent definitions before submitting mine.

libertybelle libertybelle - 2007-12-06: 08:52:00
i still say great minds think alike... though some say filthy minds think alike, as well... hmmm...

silveryaspen - 2007-12-06: 19:11:00
flows smoothly ... readily understood ... nice interplay of words.

silveryaspen - 2007-12-06: 19:14:00
like the first 2 syllable rhyme ... the word rolls off the tongue. The meaning is straightforward and implicit.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-29: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by libertybelle. Thank you libertybelle. ~ James