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Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: hu-la-dyĆ¼p

Sentence: The first time Kimberly saw Zinnia was on a school bus in 1993. Zinnia was a new student and nobody on the bus would budge an inch to afford her a seat. Nervously, and awkwardly, Zinnia positioned and braced herself as the bus lurched toward school, continually redistributing her body weight and the weight of her backpack in rhythm with the jerky, crowded vehicle. Kimberly tried to articulate the intricate dance Zinnia seemed to be performing, and when the bus braked just hard enough for Zinnia to fall face-first, Kimberly had an epiphany: "Hula-dupe!"

Etymology: hula (a hip-centric dance popular at Hawaiian resorts) + dupe (someone easily fooled)

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: shuffle-a-board

Sentence: Tired of the usual deck games and ready for some excitement on the ferry, Margot, would indulge in shuffleaboard whenever the waves were up on the cross-harbour trip.

Etymology: shuffleboard (deck game) + shuffle (moving the feet around a little) + aboard (on some kind of transport)

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: Tee tee see legs

Sentence: It took years for her to get her TTsealegs but once she did, she bought a metropass so that she could surf as often as possible.

Etymology: TTC (short for Toronto transit Commission) + sea legs


Good for tsetse flyers too - wordmeister, 2007-11-13: 09:27:00


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Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: pole + not

Sentence: I'm the champion in morning Red Line polenot - I never, ever, ever move my feet or grab the railing.

Etymology: polevault but, with "not." (I know, it's iffy.)

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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: kawr-ee-OD-uh-see

Sentence: Bob's daily ride to work was a challenging choreodyssey: a "journey of dance."

Etymology: blend of CHOREO (as in choreography): the art of composing ballets and other dances and planning and arranging the movements, steps, and patterns of dancers & ODYSSEY:A long adventurous voyage or trip.


great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-10: 10:32:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tran sit dans

Sentence: Whenever Nellie travelled to the city, she would do the transitdance. It might be the subway samba or the bus bump or the train tango, but she managed to do it, without holding on to anytrhing. Too bad it wasn't yet an Olympic sport, because Nellie would win a gold medal!

Etymology: Transit (commute;movement of passengers) & Dance (move in a graceful and rhythmical way)

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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: kon-VEY-danz

Sentence: Suffering complete verblockage, Bob could only brainstorm: jauntjive, minogue, transjigrify, brakewalk, travellicate, trainambulist, transpirouette, transbumption, transpoise, brakegait, and conveydance. Roxie told him that he should see a Verbiatrist! PS: I'm still verbstipated: cho-cho-cha-cha, travacillate, trans....!

Etymology: Blend of conveyance:to carry from one place to another, to transport etc & dance.


excellent words and sentence - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-13: 09:49:00

Good grief, man, you only need one. - Osomatic, 2007-11-13: 18:20:00


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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: sway/shun/mas/ter

Sentence: After years of riding the subway and never being able to get a seat, Jenny had become a swaytionmaster riding and surfing the subway without ever having to hold onto a rail.



Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-10-10: 05:10:00

love it - galwaywegian, 2008-10-12: 12:01:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: koatch a ratcha

Sentence: Elena commuted everyday for an hour on the bus and never was able to find a seat or a gentleman on it. She used her time to practice her dance steps and most enjoyed The Coacharacha as she called it. One day she brought her music and swayed to that tune, keeping her balance and shaking her hips. Before long others were joining her to make their commute more fun. The driver was greatly amused to see her lead a conga line of dancers off the bus downtown. Eventually she got a T-Mobile commercial getting everyone at her stop at the town square to dance the coacharacha which was a huge hit on Youtube!

Etymology: Coach (a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport or a railcar where passengers ride) & La Cucaracha (A Latin mambo-style dance to the the tune of La Cucaracha, a popular Spanish/Mexican folksong about a cockroach, thought to satirize the Spanish American War)

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Created by: Kevcom

Pronunciation: meh-trow-stanse

Sentence: Katherine assumed a wide metrostance in her offpeak travel to work. Since there were few people on the train, she spread her legs out in complete balance and stayed that way for the remainder of the trip: a whole 22 minutes!

Etymology: metro (transportation system) + stance (standing posture)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-13: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James'

Kevcom - 2007-11-13: 06:53:00
Interesting definition today!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-14: 00:00:00
Thanks! And it's a great sport too. Try it next time you ride the bus. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-09: 00:17:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

'Man! That chick can ride.'

DEFINITION: v., To "surf", or ride in a freestanding position on a bus, train or subway. n., A sport popular among transit riders who attempt to complete the entire commute in a freestanding position without using the handrails.

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