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Metroshuffle

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: met-ro-shufl

Sentence: Miranda seemed to enjoy the rocking and jolting of the subway as she rode to and from her work and outings and had perfected a metroshuffle for her own entertainment as well as providing smiles for her fellow passengers.

Etymology: Blend of 'metro' (subway) and 'shuffle' (to scrape the feet over the floor in dancing)

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COMMENTS:

it's a great workout! - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-10: 12:00:00

Like it - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-11: 16:56:00

nice - galwaywegian, 2008-10-12: 12:00:00

metrohumanx Gotta like Metroshuffle! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-13: 11:17:00

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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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Choreodyssey

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.

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COMMENTS:

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

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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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Viaticsway

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Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /viatiksweɪ/

Sentence: Counting on with the possibility to sit down, when Martha saw her ultimate enemy viatikswaying she decided to prove herself and the rest it was possible to viaticsway even carrying a handbag!

Etymology: VIATICSWAY. From Viatic (Of or relating to traveling, a road, or a way) + Sway (To swing back and forth or to and fro)

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COMMENTS:

ooh - nice combo - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-10: 10:35:00

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Tubeshooting

Created by: Kyoti

Pronunciation: TOOB-shoot-ing

Sentence: After 15 years of riding the El, and never being able to find a good seat, Charisma began tubeshooting and lost twelve pounds in the first three weeks.

Etymology: Tube: another name for an underground train or subway + Shooting: common description used by surfers to indicate catching a wave. Also called "riding the curl", or "shooting the tube".

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nice - galwaywegian, 2008-10-12: 12:01:00

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Shuffleaboard

petaj

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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Swaysionmaster

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: sway/shun/master

Sentence: Carl was king of the swaytionmasters with his Elvis moves.

Etymology: station master + sway

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COMMENTS:

Spot on Stevo: Sure was a lot of shake, rattle and roll on Melbourne's old "red-rattlers." - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-13: 17:50:00

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Crosstownboogie

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kraws-toun-boog-ee

Sentence: While some people are content to sit idly on the bus, Sally prefers to crank up her iPod and get her day started with a little crosstownboogie.

Etymology: crosstown (a bus running primarily in a crosstown direction) + boogie (to dance energetically, especially to rock music)

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Coacharacha

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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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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