So I have too much free time and a rather active imagination. As a result, I've come up with a lot of slang for people, places, and things you'll see out on the road. The problem is, no one else is going to know what I'm talking about. So I made this thread, where you can add your own ideas. Let's try to make these go mainstream, or something. Donut: Cop bait. Someone who attracts unwanted attention via reckless, careless, or otherwise less-than-circumspect behavior. Examples of such behavior include crossing solid center lines, going too fast in residential areas (esp. at night), running excessively loud exhaust (likely to generate more complaints and can act as a homing beacon for cops who would otherwise have been completely unaware), weaving in and out of heavy traffic, blabbing race locations or good roads, and posting racing videos on the internet too soon, without sufficient censoring, or with too much geographical information. "Dude, that Subaru driver is such a frickin' donut. I hope his gross sounding straight pipes don't wake everyone up and get us reported." "That guy in the Golf? Total donut. Don't run him unless you want your license plate on YouTube within the hour." Road Muggle: Someone who is unschooled in the fine arts of driving and believes that the purpose of driving is the destination only, rather than the journey itself. Typical characteristics of a road muggle include a preference for automatic transmission, a fear of or dislike for racing in general because it's dangerous, a fear of curves resulting in excessively slow speeds, and, at least in the United States, a tendency to end up in SUVs. "What the dang is with this road? Even at 10PM, I get stuck behind some road muggle going 10 under through the best curves!" Road Wizard: Someone who is schooled in the fine arts of driving. "Did you see the way he took that curve? Pure artistry, right there. Total road wizard." Muggle Cut: The act of cutting the center on an outside corner (right-hand corner in the UK, Japan, and other left-driving countries, left-hand in the rest of the world) despite going well below the speed limit. For some reason, pickup truck drivers seem particularly prone to this behavior. Can also result from attempting to use racing eye technique on an unfamiliar road or one where the center line has been mostly worn off; needless to say, you should try not to do this. "Yeah, I was up on Gold Cord Pass and I had some dude in a Ram going 35 and muggle cutting all over the place. What a waste of a detour." NMT: Short for "non-motorized traffic", i.e. bicycles and pedestrians. Less of this is better. "This road would be better than the Transfagarasan if it didn't have so much NMT." Rig Racer: A crazy trucker trying to make up time. Possibly a result of companies trying to optimize and sub-optimize and sub-sub-optimize their supply chains without making sure that what they're asking for is actually physically possible. "I was up on Puritan Pass the other day and I almost got run over by a rig racer." Walking Dead: A subset of NMT; people who walk or bike where it is not safe to do so, such as on extremely narrow shoulders, on the shoulder of a busy road or one with poor visibility ahead, or even in traffic lanes. The worst I've seen so far is a woman I call "stroller lady", who walks along the shoulder of a narrow, curvy, hilly 55 MPH road pushing a stroller and letting her family sprawl out across half a lane. "Sorry, I'd rather not push it through Cottonwood Forest. Too many walking dead." Dandy: Someone who has a fancy car, but doesn't know how to drive it. "I took my S14 up to Rochelle's Lake and blew the doors off a Ferrari 458. What a dandy!" Muggle Magnet: A tourist trap or other traffic attractor placed on or at the end of a road that could really use less traffic. "Yeah, of course this road has a muggle magnet, they all do. There used to be a mine at the top, but the state operates it as a park now." Weeaboo Camaro: Nissan Skyline R32/33/34, when driven in the United States. "I keep seeing this Weeaboo Camaro up on Gold Cord Pass. I don't know what he thinks he's doing there; he's got that thing way too low for such a rough road." Weeaboo Foxbody: Toyota AE86, when driven in the United States. "There's this Weeaboo Foxbody on Craigslist right now, guy wants 10 grand for it. 10 grand! Is he high?!" Tenerife AE86/Canary Islands AE86: BMW E30, apparently the most popular drift car in the Canary Islands (and probably all of western Europe anyway). Magic Box: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Scraper: A stupidly low car that struggles with surface imperfections even a Corvette or Lamborghini could breeze over. "Wow, so many scrapers out here lately. You'd think they'd learn sooner or later."