On a short trip, usually for smokes or pop tarts to the local convenience store, you let out a very thick fart. This fart will not be smelled until you get back in the car after making your purchase. Hence, it has "lingered" in the car, waiting for you.
You can also do this to someone who is going to use your car after you have just driven it and left some brown smog.
Dude, I cranberried myself this morning. I puked all the way home from speedway. Last time I accidentally pull The Cranberry on myself.
Whoa man, did you have to let it linger? I asked to use your car, not get cranberried.