The Daily Ping

Can't get enough of Paul and Ryan collaborations? Visit the It's 2011, Folks tumblelog!

December 12th, 2011


I realized I use this term all the time but haven’t really defined it. Leapfrogging happens all the time in traffic. Here’s an example.

Say you’re merging on to an expressway. You’ve got one lane which merges in, and there’s a car behind you. You signal and merge in the traditional manner, but the person behind you chooses to go around you and merge in front of you for some reason.

That, my friends, is leapfrogging. And now that I’m commuting to and from work via car, I see it pretty much all the time. It still weirds me out a bit. I do wonder if other people see this as often as I do and, if so, what they call it. Supermerging? Crazymerging? Jumping the queue?

Posted in Cars

What is this then?

The Daily Ping is the web's finest compendium of toilet information and Oreo™® research. Too much? Okay, okay, it's a daily opinion column written by two friends. Did we mention we've been doing this for over ten years? Tell me more!

Most Popular Pings