Definition: Smacking up your car because you were texting.

Sample usage: “We had a textident because the Uber driver was typing ‘LOL’ at cat memes. Wait, am I speaking English?”

Popularity: Much to the chagrin of the police, who are trying to crack down on distracted driving, there’s increasing need for the term. Plus, it sounds like toothpaste produced in Houston.

 

JAMES LILEKS

 

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