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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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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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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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Lalulee

Created by: kachungis

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Sentence: youre laloolee

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Homatose

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: home/a/tose

Sentence: Once again Ling ended up right where he started. Thanks to the piped in elevator music on the bus which always induced a homatose state, he had gone full circle and found himself waking to the bus driver shouting, "Hey you back there! End of the line!" Three nights a week he not only missed dinner, but ended up wasting money on cab fare AND flowers!

Etymology: Home + Comatose

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-26: 12:51:00

metrohumanx Hahaha. I actually did that twice, and visited both ends of the line. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-27: 01:24:00

So did I but I was vah vah drunk. - scrabbelicious, 2008-08-27: 10:51:00

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Tripnotized

Created by: SethelMerman

Pronunciation: Trip-no-tyz-dh

Sentence: I was tripnotized by the dancers on the subway, and ended up watching them till three stops passed my own.

Etymology: Trip+hypnotized

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DrWebsterIII EXCELLENT! - DrWebsterIII, 2012-10-26: 23:01:00

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Tunnelfatigue

hellohime

Created by: hellohime

Pronunciation: Tun'l'fa'teeg

Sentence: I experience a severe case of tunnelfatigue on the way to work and woke up several miles from my stop.

Etymology: Tunnelfatigue - when a person is lulled into a deep sleep by the dull drone of wheels on pavement.

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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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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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Bustripping

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: bus-trip-ping

Sentence: I guess I was bustripping, because I don't remember the ride to work.

Etymology: bus, tripping

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COMMENTS:

She was a bus tripper, a subway rider yea Took me so long to find out, and I found out - Jabberwocky, 2007-09-25: 12:36:00

Crap. I shoulda done "dazetripper". Dazetripper, dazetripper yea. Oh well, better than Barry White. - purpleartichokes, 2007-09-25: 13:41:00

you're right that is a good word - Jabberwocky, 2007-09-25: 15:12:00

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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