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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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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:

Must be a tooth-rack railway you're on Jabber! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-09-25: 17:54:00

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Hypnotrip

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Hip-no-trip

Sentence: Having to commute to work everyday, Sam would often drift into a hypnotrip and dream he was going home to pick up his suitcase to take with him on his luxury holiay in barbados.

Etymology: Hypno(hypnotic-Sleep inducing) + Trip( a journey or excursion) = Hypnotrip

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COMMENTS:

Good one - Mustang, 2008-08-26: 23:59:00

metrohumanx YEAH! I LOVE HYPNOTRIP...wish i'd thought of it. Very snappy sound! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-27: 01:15:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Revermute

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Created by: kathleen

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Charlton would swear to you that his daily revermuting benefited his employer by allowing him to bring freshly opened eyes to the workplace, unfettered by preparation or forethought

Etymology: revert/reverie+commute

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Tranceportation

Created by: ScrabbledEgg

Pronunciation: trans-per-tay-shuhn

Sentence: Monday morning. Coiffed, clean-shaven, & caffeinated. He looked alert-crisp even- as he took his seat; yet within minutes the familiar cadence of the commuter train put him into a deep state of tranceportation. People and places blurred past his opened yet unfocused eyes. Thoughts wandered through his open yet unfocused mind. As his railcar hurtled forward, dragging him and his fellow captors closer to the monotony awaiting them, he tranceported himself further and further back through his all too quick weekend.

Etymology: trance + transportation

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COMMENTS:

Not exactly the same thing happened to my paternal grandmother's grandfather who in 1842, aged 14 yrs, found himself tranceported to NSW. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-09-25: 18:16:00

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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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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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Elevitation

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: EL/ev/i/tay/shun

Sentence: Passing through Chicago's "Gold Coast" on the Brown Line trains, Cassie gazed mindlessly into the million dollar condos--bargain-priced because of their proximity to the el--and entered an advanced state of elevitation. She imagined herself sipping gourmet coffee made by a machine worth more than she gets paid in a week, reading the New York Times and sharing interesting tidbits with her fabulously wealthy (and good looking) husband. Cassie's elevitation was so powerful that she suddenly discovered she had ridden the train all the way around the downtown Loop and was passing those same condos again, on the other side of the train.

Etymology: El as in elevated train, as it is especially known in Chicago, combined with levitation--To lift or raise a physical object in apparent defiance of gravity.

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COMMENTS:

great paragraph - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-26: 12:53:00

metrohumanx WOW! That's what I love to read. This challenge was one of the BEST! Good work, Astorey. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-27: 01:10:00

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Ampaired

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: am - pared

Sentence: Christine felt totally ampaired this morning. She got on the train, sleepwalked to her seat and fell back asleep.

Etymology: am (A.M.) abbreviation for morning + impaired (not operating in a normal manner).

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Lowbusposition

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: loh/bus/poe/zi/shun

Sentence: Since Chris is very tall and the bus is very low, he assumes the lowbusposition whenever he travels.

Etymology: Lotus position + low + bus

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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