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Transbustandinstation

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: trans-bus-stand-in-stay-shun

Sentence: Sylvia rocked and weaved as the transit bus moved through the traffic. She was about to break her own transbustandinstation record as the bus approached her stop until a mini cooper pulled in front of the bus at the stop sign and the driver slammed on the brakes forcing her to grab a pole.

Etymology: trans-bus (beyond the bus) + stand + in station (absolutely still) = sounds like transubstantiation (the magical transformation wine and bread make in church)

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funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-13: 16:28:00

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Subwave

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sub wayv

Sentence: When Maria rides the subway on her daily commute, she performs the subwave. She balances herself against the motion without holding on to a rail. It keeps her in practice for her vacations in Big Sur.

Etymology: Subway (electric underground railway, public transport)& Wave (to emulate the motion of the ocean waves, as what surfers do)

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Trolleyollie

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: trälē älē

Sentence: Gidget loved her ride to work. She treated the bus like her personal pipeline. Her gnarliest move was a switchfoot trolleyollie. Her only wipeout happened when she tried to hang ten on some dude's brief case. It wasn't very good as a boogie board.

Etymology: trolley (a passenger vehicle powered by electricity obtained from an overhead cable by means of a trolley wheel) + Ollie (A no handed air move where a surfer leaves the water while maintaining control of his board and ultimately landing and riding out the move)

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COMMENTS:

fantastic!! - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-10: 10:35:00

great blend & rhyme - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-11: 16:57:00

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Rideslidebus

Created by: blackkittynili

Pronunciation: ride-slide-bus

Sentence: She rideslidebussed across the seat so quickly, the only thing I could say was " Man! That Chick Can Slide Dude!"

Etymology: what the hell?? oh right... ride+slide+bus = rideslidebus

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Bussanova

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bəsənōvə

Sentence: Jill doesn’t need a gym membership. She doesn’t need to jog. She keeps in shape by doing the bussanova all the way to and from work each day.

Etymology: bus (a large motor vehicle carrying passengers by road) + bossa nova (a dance like the samba, originating in Brazil)

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Metrostance

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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Shuttleskating

Created by: Abraxised

Pronunciation: shut-tle-skayt-ing

Sentence: That man can shuttleskate!

Etymology:

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Brakedance

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: brākdans

Sentence: Cindy didn*t use to enjoy her ride to work. When she didn*t get a seat, which was often, she would grab a strap and hold on for dear life. If she had stopped for coffee she would often spill it on herself or other passengers, maybe even sloshing some up her nose. Now she will get on the bus and forgo a seat even if available. The new sport is to brakedance all the way to work, holding on to nothing, swaying with every lurching turn and every sudden application of the brakes. It wakes her up so much better than a stop at Starbucks.

Etymology: Brake (a device for slowing or stopping a moving vehicle) + dance (move rhythmically to music) play off breakdancing

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COMMENTS:

mrskellyscl cute-good word - mrskellyscl, 2010-03-09: 06:06:00

Heart braking good word! - Nosila, 2010-03-09: 23:53:00

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Transportsillustrated

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tran sports ill us trated

Sentence: Just as soon as it was recognized as a valid competition by the International Olympic Organizing Committee, June was going to try out for the transportsillustrated team. She was sure her daily rides had allowed her the quality time to practice and now she was a world class contender. Why if those IOOC dudes were to try and keep up with her demanding commute each day, they would see for themselves she could sway and lurch, without hands, on the bus, the Metro, the seabus and the commuter train. She could see it all now...the excitement of the Grand March into the Olympic Stadium with her fellow contenders, clad in smart uniforms proudly walking to the national anthem. She could see action photos of her coming over the news agency clips. She could see herself proudly accepting her Gold Medal for her country, which would put them at the top of the rankings. She would see her picture on the cover of Transports Illustrated Magazine as Athlete of the Year. When she triumphantly returned to a grateful hometown reception, she would have to hire an agent to handle all her commercial endorsements. Yes, the dream of glory was her inspiration to keep perfecting her game. Whoops...her reverie had caused her to miss her stop, again!

Etymology: transport (move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body;move something or somebody around; usually over long distances) & Sports (an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition) & Sports Illustrated (Popular magazine about, well, Sports & Bathing Suits)

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Tububus

MissRabbit

Created by: MissRabbit

Pronunciation: tōō'byə-bŭs

Sentence: Bored by his daily commute, Dan would routinely indulge his fantasies of becoming a pro surfer by tububusing whenever he was on public transportation.

Etymology: From tubular (surfing slang): awesome; and bus: (n) a common form of public transportation, or (v) to ride such a vehicle.

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Comments:

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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