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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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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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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lo ko mo to rist

Sentence: Coco was a locomotorist. She would creep her car along at red lights, without concern for those heading her way from either side. She's been lucky so far, but her luck is running out. Is this Suicide by Suzuki? Harakiri by Hyundai? Death by Dodge? Kamikaze by Kia? Murder by Mazda? Coco is also Loco.

Etymology: Locomotion (self-propelled movement) & Motorist (driver) and Loco (Spanish for crazy)

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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


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


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Created by: bzma0501

Pronunciation: kri-prEd

Sentence: The creapred girl kept rolling on through the intersection.

Etymology: from English, "creap" + "red"

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Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Green dy

Sentence: The heliograph of sirens flickered on Bob's face as he walked slowly around the crumpled piece of tin that was once his car; Jane, the damsel to whom he was en route, was on his mind and he became a bit too greendy... until before long he found himself in the middle of the intersection with a frightening semi-truck on one end and an equally terrifying Mack truck on the other end. Bob, groaning inwardly, would have to postpone his date. The price of being greendy!

Etymology: Green (as in green light) & greedy (gluttonous)


metrohumanx Wow. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-30: 13:53:00


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Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: green - flu - ence

Sentence: Sometimes ya just gotta greenfluence the light a little to get the thing to change.

Etymology: green (as in light) + [in]fluence

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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)


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


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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 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.


metrohumanx - 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: - metrohumanx, 2008-10-30: 13:36:00

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


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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: inchersecting

Sentence: Jane believed that she needed to be inchersecting at every red light in order to continue driving, a notion she'd had since she was little. Her father would entertain her by inching up at traffic signals far enough that he could see when the light in the opposite direction turned yellow. Then he would count to three and say, "abracadabra," making her believe that he had magical powers to change red lights.

Etymology: inch: to move forward slowly in small increments + intersecting: to cut across or through as at an intersection of a road

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Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: Jet-a-mind-trik

Sentence: Amalia was a pro at the Jettamindtrick. She knew that, with the magical power of her car and her superior mind, she could persuade other drivers at a four-way stop that she was there first, she could merge across four lanes of traffic at rush hour and yes, she could get a leading green arrow even as the only car in the turn lane. Sadly, however, she over-reached her "powers" when she tried to silently dissuade a state trooper from giving her a speeding ticket. After seeing her make odd, painful looking facial contortions at him, the trooper not only wrote her a ticket, he had her take a road side sobriety test as well.

Etymology: Jedi mind trick from Star Wars altered to incorporate Jetta, the Volkswagen sedan.


metrohumanx Amalia should run into Heidi on a deserted back road. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-30: 02:24:00


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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