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'Did I miss my stop?'

DEFINITION: n., A semi-conscious state experienced by early morning commuters on a subway, bus or car. v., To mentally transport oneself in the opposite direction of which you are traveling.

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Commuditate

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /kəˈmjudəˌte(ɪ)t/

Sentence: Commuditation is becoming more popular every day, even among those who actually drive themselves to work in the morning.

Etymology: from commute + meditate

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Stunrun

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: STUN-ruhn

Sentence: Although Bruce was fortified with a triple king-sized coffee and a fistful of No-doze, he was not looking forward to the morning STUNRUN. Reading was out of the question... the last time he tried that, he woke up at the end of the line with creases on his face. As he watched the bleak byways of industrial desolation crawl by, he remembered a STUNRUN he took a while back. Catching himself in a commuter's REM state, he hastily got off at the wrong stop and found himself in an unfinished, uninhabited proto-terminal in the Hackensack Marshlands. He wore out his patent leather Florsheim shoes that grim day just walking back to the fringes of civilization, and he wasn't eager to repeat that particular nighmare anytime soon. Getting home at the end of the day was bad enough, but the morning STUNRUN was just marginally more fun than a bone marrow transplant. And today was only MONDAY!

Etymology: STUN+RUN=STUNRUN.....stun: to make senseless, groggy, or dizzy by or as if by repeated blows-Middle English stonen, stunen, from Anglo-French estoner .....run: the distance covered in a period of continuous traveling or commuting b: a course or trip especially if traveled with regularity-

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metrohumanx It gets worse-MUCH worse: http://www.forgotten-ny.com/ - metrohumanx, 2008-08-26: 01:00:00

metrohumanx This is WAY too much fun ! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-26: 06:52:00

Good word, but thanks to you and that OzzieBob, I now have that Kingston Trio MTA Song circling the tunnels of my mind! - Nosila, 2008-08-26: 20:49:00

metrohumanx Just sing "Sloop John B." until it goes away, N.... - metrohumanx, 2008-08-27: 01:07:00

Fantastic - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-27: 04:23:00

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Transitreverie

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tran sit rev er ree

Sentence: Charlie fell into his usual state of transitreverie the moment he sat on the bus. It was an hour long commute downtown from the sticks. He had tried reading books (always fell asleep after five minutes and often missed his stop) and tried doing work on paper or on his computer, but found it too noisy and bumpy to concentrate. Of late, he plugged in dreamy music and let his mind flow free. He imagined things about the passengers...like that cute girl in a trench coat might be a spy. (As if cute girl spies often took the bus to work). Or he imagined what he would do first when he won the lottery. Or that he'd invent something really clever or that he'd find the girl of his dreams. Yes, Charlie looked forward to his hours of daily dreaming. One day he got busy and wrote a song about it, made a bundle on his hit and his song became an anthem for commuters all over the land. Wake up, Charlie and drive properly...you are going to have an accident driving this bus if you don't stop your transitreverie!

Etymology: Transit (commute;make a passage or journey from one place to another;pass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place) & Reverie (absent-minded dreaming while awake)

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petaj Comacommuters everywhere will be listening to that song on their ipods. - petaj, 2010-01-28: 06:11:00

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Zommute

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: ZOM-myoot

Sentence: Bob zommuted by train in a traverie, to and from his workplace for more than 30 years, until the MTA opened a new section of the underground loop. And, now, like "Charlie on the MTA" he rides for ever 'neath the streets of Melbourne... ...... NO; Roxie doesn't, like Charlie's good wife, pass him a sandwich as the train comes rumblin through! Anyway, O.H.& S laws wouldn't allow her to. Hello to all in Boston.

Etymology: Blend of ZOMBIE: a person whose behavior or responses are wooden, or seemingly rote; automaton & COMMUTE: to travel regularly over some distance, as from a suburb into a city and back.

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I often zommute to work - great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-26: 12:51:00

metrohumanx You have to respect the rights of the Undead.... - metrohumanx, 2008-08-27: 01:03:00

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Triphypdozis

Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: tripp-hipp-doe-ziss

Sentence: Trevor had given up trying to fight his triphypdozis and now saw his morning commute as an opportunity to dream things he probably shouldn't be dreaming in public.

Etymology: Trip, (journey, commute) + hypnosis, (mesmirism, inducing of trance) + doze, (nap, sleep)= triphypdozis. (Hmm sounds like it might be a pharmaceutical. A sleeping tablet probably.) O_o

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DrWebsterIII funny I would buy that pill for the plane - DrWebsterIII, 2012-10-26: 15:20:00

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Tranceportation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: transs - port - ay - shun

Sentence: While riding the metro to and from his work Melvin had developed remarkable tranceportation techniques wherein he could believe he was on vacation in Hawaii rather than on the bus in Portland.

Etymology: Play on the word transportation with the inclusion of the word 'trance' (a state of complete mental absorption or deep musing)

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Excellent word... - Nosila, 2008-08-26: 20:45:00

metrohumanx When you awake, you will remember nothing..... - metrohumanx, 2008-08-27: 01:00:00

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Metrograde

Created by: Scrumpy

Pronunciation: me-truh-greyd

Sentence: Tim was experiecing metrograde as he bounced along on the vapidtransit system, thinking back on his weekend in Monaco watching truly rapid transit in the form of a grand prix. Of course, he lost his metrosexappeal when the drool dribbled down his chin and puddled on his chest.

Etymology: metro transit + retrograde

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I think I've seen Tim on my way to work and almost slipped in the drool - Jabberwocky, 2007-09-25: 13:27:00

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Backmind

Created by: tiffanybiggs420

Pronunciation: [bak][mahynd]

Sentence: I used to always backmind home on the way to school because I hated it so much.

Etymology: my brain, 4:20

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Incommutecado

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: in/calm/ute/a/ca/doh

Sentence: Once seated ont he subway he became incommutecado.

Etymology: incommunicado + commute

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metrohumanx Nice combo, Owl! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-27: 01:11:00

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Comacommute

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: co-ma-co-MYOO-ta

Sentence: He was a coma, comacommuter, with ipod in his ears and abstracted kind of sneer. He had no idea, he'd gone past central, he just blankly stared ahead, fellow travellers thought him dead.

Etymology: Sung to the tune of Copa Copacabana. You all know what a coma is, and what a commuter is.

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COMMENTS:

petaj Please sing the next line... - petaj, 2010-01-28: 06:10:00

mrskellyscl Terrific - although you planted an earworm and I'm going to have it all day. - mrskellyscl, 2010-01-28: 09:05:00

His name was Rico, he worked for Ricoh, but that was four years ago when he used to have a job. Now it's a commute but not for Rico, he just rides around all days in a transitory daze... - Nosila, 2010-01-28: 09:15:00

I thought it was Karma Chameleon by Culture Club - Koekbroer, 2010-01-28: 11:38:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-09-25: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by MrDave2176. Thank you MrDave2176! ~ James

rikboyee - 2007-09-25: 00:52:00
this is very similar to the car driving one...all the same words apply...like tranceport and tripnosis

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-09-25: 08:38:00
Yes it's similar, but I think it would be safer to be lost in a traverie while riding on the bus, than to undergo a complete tripnosis while driving a car on/off the highway. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-28: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by MrDave2176 . Thank you MrDave2176 . ~ James

DrWebsterIII DrWebsterIII - 2012-10-26: 15:07:00