Wednesday, November 1, 2006


New Travel Slang Words Are A Real Trip

LONDON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest travel days in the U.S. and there is sure to be a lot of “arm restling” and “elbogarting” on planes and trains.

For those not in the know, “arm restling” is a new slang word created by the DailyCandy.com website to describe the ongoing battle over who gets the middle armrest, and “elbogarting” is the technique of using slow advances of the elbow to win the battle.

Other travel slang words visiting your vocabulary include...

  • “flight dependent” is the term for a passenger flying solo who depends on YOU to be their drinking buddy or date.

  • “Gabbin pressure” is when you feel obligated to chat with the passenger next to you.”

  • “John the Laptist” is the name given to the jerk in front of you who reclines his seat until his head is in your lap.

  • Finally, if everything goes wrong on your trip – lost luggage, missed flight and diarrhea – you’ve suffered a “travelanche.”

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