Can "road" be used in the following situation:
The original sentence:
They got angry that they were not willing to hear any excuse.
The shortened version:
They got angry unwilling to hear any excuse.
And the update summary was written like this:
Shortened the road for you.
Its intended meaning is that there were many unnecessary words that could be omitted in order to get to the consequence of that group anger faster.
("you" refers to the readers)
So, is that considered as an acceptable and correct usage of "road"? Can it be used in a sarcastic or humorous way? If not, what would the substitute word be?
I have searched for the possible usages of "road" and looked for example sentences but found nothing that supports my usage above.
Here is what I found in Cambridge Dictionary
For future visitors, the shortened version above is NOT correct, and this is how it can be written correctly:
They got angry, unwilling to hear any excuse.
(Notice the comma)
They got angry and were unwilling to hear any excuse.