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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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Propolarised

Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: pro-po-lar-ised

Sentence: It was Monday already and his station stop had been announced, yet Chang had already propolarised himself out of his work suit and slipped back into his favourite weekend dress.

Etymology: Pro - in favour of a proposition. Polar - opposite in character or action.

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Traverie

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: TRAV-er-ree

Sentence: The moon was still visible as Bob rideranged, in a transfixed traverie, on the 5.55am express to Melbourne. In his semi-consciousness, he thought that he was an astronaut aboard Apollo 13, exclaiming loudly: "OK, Houston, we've had a problem here " to the amusement of his fellow travellers.

Etymology: Traverie n. Blend of travel & reverie(daydream) Riderange: v. int. Blend of rider & derange (disordered, throw out of order) Pron: ry-DEE-range

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COMMENTS:

very good - Jabberwocky, 2007-09-25: 11:19:00

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Trancit

joelb

Created by: joelb

Pronunciation: TRAN-sit

Sentence: It was a wonder that I headed i the right direction during this morning's trancit.

Etymology: trance + transit

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COMMENTS:

Dadnugget! You beat me to this word. Gotta get up earlier or stay up later. - ErWenn, 2007-09-25: 09:43:00

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Tubatose

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: toob/a/tohs

Sentence: As passengers settle down for the long ride to the city core, tubatose overtakes the passengers until they arrive at their destination.

Etymology: tube (British subway) + comatose

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Aconscious

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: ay-conshis

Sentence: On the train at eight o'clock in the morning, it's not that Doug is unconscious but rather aconscious because he's not exactly all there either.

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good one - Nosila, 2010-01-29: 10:41:00

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Zombus

Created by: micheles

Pronunciation:

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Malaisetransit

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: muh-lays-tran-zit

Sentence: It was interesting to see the level of malaisetrasit fluctuate from bad to severe as the week drug on and my traveling partners on the subway became less and less responsive.

Etymology: malaise + mass transit

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Dumbustruck

DrWebsterIII

Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: DUM - BUS - STRUK

Sentence: Dean would always be dumbustrucked whilst commuting to work. Staring out the window falling in love with strange women was a great distraction from being a sad straphanger

Etymology: DUMBSTRUCK (unresponsive, stupefied, speechless) plus a simple "U" alluding to "bus" dumb + bus + struck

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Tranceportation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: trans-por-TAY-shun

Sentence: Over the many years he's been riding the metro to and from work, Larson has developed a remarkable tranceportation technique wherein he can experience a vacation on the beaches of Australia instead of enduring the humdrum daily communte.

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

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COMMENTS:

libertybelle good one! - libertybelle, 2012-10-26: 14:09:00

DrWebsterIII got my vote - DrWebsterIII, 2012-10-26: 15:22:00

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Subtose

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: sub/tohs

Sentence: Subtose overtakes the passengers as they settle down for the long ride to the city core from suburbia.

Etymology: subway, suburbanite + comatose

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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