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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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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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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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Redotion

Created by: Abraxised

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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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Slowrider

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: slōrīdər

Sentence: Linda has the patience of a gnat. Red lights drive her crazy. When she gets caught at one she becomes a slowrider, creeping ahead until she is almost halfway into the intersection. Fellow motorists think she is just a creep.

Etymology: slow (moving or operating, or designed to do so, only at a low speed) lowrider (a customized vehicle with hydraulic jacks that allow the chassis to be lowered nearly to the road)

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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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Carincher

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: carincher: kar-in-cher

Sentence: The karincher in front of me at the red light got clipped by a car zipping through the intersection.

Etymology: Carincher ... car for car and incher for moving forward inch by inch.

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Intersectionvader

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /in-ter-sek-shuhn-veyd-er/

Sentence: Ruth just smiled to herself when Phil complained and honked his horn at the intersectionvader that had crept forward from the cross-street, forcing him to make a wide, awkward turn, since Phil himself often did the same thing while driving his SUV (she supposed he was actually a Jeepcreeper).

Etymology: intersection (Latin, intersectionem - "cut asunder") + invade (Latin, invādere - "to go in")

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Draglighting

Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation: drag lite ing

Sentence: Days after buying his minivan, Tom finally realized that he could no longer draglight without feeling a lasting sense of shame and self loathing.

Etymology: drag racing + light

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Redroller

Created by: ReputedTart

Pronunciation: red-ro-ler

Sentence: Redroller, redroller, let me send my car on over.

Etymology: Red + roller, as in the game "Red Rover"

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COMMENTS:

libertybelle i love this one!! - libertybelle, 2007-12-06: 08:53:00

Agreed. Very clever, RT. - Tigger, 2007-12-06: 11:46:00

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Accelereddy

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ax sell er reddi

Sentence: Cindy had learned enough of the Highway Code to earn her license, but decided early on she like to make up her own rules as she went along. If she reached a red light, she would be accelereddy to gun the gas pedal, by inching forward, thus she rationalized, daring the red light to change to green. This technique got her home a whopping 2 minutes earlier and because she was oblivious to other drivers, made her cause several accidents on the way. It was because of Cindy and drivers like her that the term "Road Rage" was born!

Etymology: accelerate (to cause to move) & red (red light) & ready (anxious to proceed)

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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