Useful Roundabout Spotting Jargon

 

‘BOUTS

- abbreviation of roundabouts.

BRICKIE

- a roundabout consisting of bricks only.

BULLS EYE P.M.T.

- a Painted Mini Traffic-Island encompassed by two painted outer concentric circles. Popular in the town of Swindon.

CHEVY

- a roundabout encompassed by inclined chevron brickwork.

CRUSOE

- an extremely large and lush island.

DESERT ISLAND

- a somewhat un-interesting island with nothing on it. Can be made more interesting if placed in an exotic or unusual location. Thinking about it there is no such thing as an un-interesting roundabout.

DOUBLE KERBER

- a roundabout encompassed by two sets of kerb stones.

DOUBLE RINGER

- a traffic island made up of a raised inner core and a lower outer core.

GEEK ISLANDER

- a roundabout spotter who takes our hobby too seriously. Endeavour to avoid being left on your own in the pub with this person after your local UKRAS branch meeting.

GREEK ISLAND

- a roundabout that boasts a statue, classic sculpture or monument etc.

G.W.R.

- God’s Wonderful Roundabouts.

GYRATORY GALACTICO

- a roundabout with the X-Factor.

ISLAND HOPPING

- a day spent roundabout spotting.

KNIGHT OF THE ROUNDABOUT TABLE

- fully fledged, signed-up, paid up, initiated, has a funny handshake, holds membership certificate, card carrying member of UK Roundabout Appreciation Society.

KNIGHT OF THE INNER RING

- fully fledged, signed-up, paid up, initiated, has a funny handshake, holds membership certificate, card carrying member of the UK Roundabout Appreciation Society (but with duties).

LORD OF THE RINGS

- President of UKRAS. Our Gyratory Guru.

Monty Don

- Island in Full Bloom.

ONE-WAY GYRATORY

- another term for roundabout.

P.M.T

- Painted Mini Traffic island.

RED RINGER

- a roundabout with a red painted halo around its perimeter (not an ailment).

RING MASTER

- Chairman, UKRAS.

ROUNDABOUT RING

- a group of like-minded traffic island enthusiasts who have formed their own roundabout spotting club. Perfectly respectable and legal.

ROUNDABOUT SPOTTER

- a dedicated one-way gyratory enthusiast, always wears a cheerful smile no matter what the weather. Turns the other cheek in the face of ridicule. Is never without his/her thermos flask and anorak.

TOKER

- grass only roundabout.

TITCHMARSH TRAFFIC ISLAND

- a roundabout displaying flowers in full bloom.

U.K.R.A.S.

- acronym, the United Kingdom Roundabout Appreciation Society.

 

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