collectible of the day: WORD OF THE DAY gas pump signs


WORD OF THE DAY gas pump sign #7

WORD OF THE DAY gas pump sign #8

Back in 2005, MINI USA came up with the WORD OF THE DAY campaign.  Each day on the MINI USA website there was a new WORD OF THE DAY for a total of 31 words.  MINI USA also created an application that could be downloaded to display the WORD OF THE DAY on your computer.

The WORD OF THE DAY campaign extended to gas pump signs of which we have four variations shown here.  The double-sided laminated signs were of varying sizes depending on which gas station they were created for.

WORD OF THE DAY gas pump sign #13

WORD OF THE DAY gas pump sign #14

See the full article for the entire WORD OF THE DAY list and download the application.

Here are all of the WORD OF THE DAY words (which may not all have appeared on gas pump signs):

  • Brewnesia n. The condition of forgetting your coffee on the roof of your car and driving off.
  • Careoke v. To sing while motoring.
  • Carligraphy n. The art of writing on a dirty vehicle with your finger.
  • Cartesy n. The generous act of letting another car merge into your lane.
  • Cashtray n. A car ashtray that’s been repurposed as a coin holder.
  • Clutchuoso n. A talented driver of a car with a standard transmission. A rare breed.
  • Commutant n. Someone with a poor shave or makeup job as a result of doing it on the way to work.
  • Disflooriented adj. Feeling of confusion when you can’t remember what level of the parking garage you’re on.
  • Driversion n. Something that distracts a driver, such as a cell phone conversation, DVD player or PDA.
  • E-cellerate v. To drive with the emergency brake on.
  • Enigmark n. A dent or paint scrape to which the origin is unknown.
  • Farking Spot n. A seemingly open parking space that when you get closer, you discover a small car parked there.
  • Flashole n. That person who flashes you with their brights even though your brights aren’t on.
  • Foodabuster v. To speak slowly at the drive through window so you can stall for time while still making your decision.
  • Freeter n. A parking meter that already has time on it.
  • Insectiride n. A vehicle that has just killed an extraordinary amount of bugs on its grille or windshield.
  • Interstucktion n. When multiple cars arrive at a stop sign and no one goes.
  • Notmeflex n. The involuntary act of hitting the brakes when you see a cop regardless of whether you’re speeding or not.
  • Obstacar n. A slow moving vehicle that keeps you from going your desired speed.
  • Poorlainoia n. The fear that you’re always in the slowest moving lane.
  • Potholevard n. A street with a large number of potholes on it.
  • Premature Co-pilotation v. To call “shotgun” too early.
  • Prohibiturn n. To perform a driving move you think might be illegal, yet you do it anyway.
  • Rockupied adj. When you’re physically unable to leave the car until a song is over.
  • Roverdrive v. The dangerous act of motoring with a dog on your lap. Not recommended.
  • Shoegitive n. The mysterious sneaker you always see on the side of the road.
  • Seatus quo n. The normal position of your car seat. May be upset by valets and other new drivers.
  • Spalker n. A vehicle that follows shoppers in the parking lot in hopes of getting their spot.
  • Spumped adj. Condition that occurs when you get to the gas station but can’t remember what side your tank is on.
  • Waltermonstale n. A bumper sticker for a presidential election long since passed.
  • Wiperfection n. The ideal wiper speed for the amount of rain currently falling.

Download the WORD OF THE DAY application.