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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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Redotion

Created by: Abraxised

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Inchcarrigible

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: inch/car/ih/jibble

Sentence: Sally was an inchcarrigible driver who couldn't resist the thrill of accelerating. Whenever possible she drove barefoot.

Etymology: incorrigible (hopeless, incurable)+ inch + car

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COMMENTS:

Very clever!! - Mustang, 2008-10-30: 06:37:00

metrohumanx Driving barefoot is illegal in New Jersey. Another reason to move elsewhere. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-30: 13:43:00

metrohumanx Mustang Sally rocks! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-30: 13:52:00

If you are barefoot, I think you can actually feel the light change too! - mweinmann, 2008-10-30: 14:03:00

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Anticipeeler

Korinne

Created by: Korinne

Pronunciation: Antis-i-peel-er

Sentence: Late for her colonoscopy appointment, Cynthia kept getting stopped at red lights. A chronic anticipeeler, she kept inching her car forward in hopes of triggering the "sensor" so she could peel away!

Etymology: Anticipate - Peeling (hitting the gas and screetching the tires)

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COMMENTS:

Haha... your word is fun to say. - IllmaticKD, 2007-12-06: 01:43:00

asstounding, well done! - galwaywegian, 2007-12-06: 04:00:00

Korinne THanks!! :) - Korinne, 2007-12-07: 09:21:00

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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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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 autokenisis, or metaphysical powers,which together we can break down any city's computerized traffic flow.

Etymology: AUTOKINESIS - noun - from - AUTOMOBILE (as in a car) + PSYCHOKINESIS (distorting, or moving physical objects using only the mind)

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COMMENTS:

excellent! - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-30: 11:05:00

metrohumanx Impalas should always have the right of way. Fuzzy dice? - metrohumanx, 2008-10-30: 13:51:00

Great word! - mweinmann, 2008-10-30: 14:01:00

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Usethefordsluke

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: yooz-thuh-fordz-luuk

Sentence: he deseperately needed the light to turn green, and suddenly a voice came into his head, 'usethefordsluke'. so he turned off his GPS and started inching his ford [millennium] falcon forward.

Etymology: use the force luke, ford

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Pilfermeter

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: 'pil-fer-me-ter

Sentence: "I must not be tripping the signal" said Kimberly as she pilfermetered her way through the intersection. "Maybe you've passed it?" suggested Loretta. Kimberly reluctantly reversed several car lengths until she was as far behind the white line as she had been in front of it. "Oh, I'm sure this is much better" Kimberly quipped. But the joke was on Kimberly since she forgot to put her car into "drive" before impatiently accelerating into the car behind her.

Etymology: pilfer (stealthy and incremental theft) + meter (standard metric unit of measure)

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Literunning

Created by: hendrixius

Pronunciation: /lite-run-ning/

Sentence: Though she did not ever completely blow through a stoplight, Jill had the habit of literunning ever red-light she encountered.

Etymology: "running" a red "light" and "lite", as in Lite Beer - a little less than full on "Lightrunning"

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Inchcarrigible

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: inch/car/ih/jibble

Sentence: She was an inchcarrigible driver who couldn't resist the thrill of accelerating. Whenever possible she drove barefoot.

Etymology: inch + car + incorrigible (hopeless, incurable)

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Comments:

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