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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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Transportmental

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: trans port men tal

Sentence: When Henry was in one of his Zen-like moods, he used the long commute by public transit as a transportmental meditation opportunity. Indeed he did this so often, the conductor would tell him...your fare will cost Zen dollars...ha, ha, ha!

Etymology: Transport (move something or somebody around; usually over long distances) & Transcedental Meditation(existing outside of or not in accordance with nature;continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature)

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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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Triphypdozis

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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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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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Transitdentalmeditation

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: tranz/it/den/tal/med/i/tay/shun

Sentence: I find the transitdentalmeditation technique is the most effective way to remove the stress of the daily commute while bringing fulfillment and contentment to life - it is achieved by gently gritting your teeth to absorb the vibrations of the subway track - no drooling allowed!

Etymology: transit + dental + transcendental meditation

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COMMENTS:

very nice! - astorey, 2008-08-26: 10:57:00

Great minds think alike...I had picked that word first but thought it too long...guess I should have followed that train of thought! - Nosila, 2008-08-26: 20:43:00

Now i know the word for the feeling I had as child whilst on the "tooth-rack" railway in Tasmanis. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-27: 04:49:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Tubatose

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: toob/a/tohs

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

Etymology: TUBATOSE - noun - from TUBE (name for British subway system) + COMATOSE (lacking alertness, or energy)

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metrohumanx Cool! That's almost an anagram, too. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-27: 01:13:00

metrohumanx It has marching band implictions, also. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-27: 01:14:00

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Transreversit

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: trans-ri-vurs-it

Sentence: The pitfalls of being a transreversit are the times when you drool on your your newly dry-cleaned suit.

Etymology: transit + reverse

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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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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