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'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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Transilibrium

Created by: dubld

Pronunciation: trans-i-li-bree-um

Sentence: Man, look at that guy go, he is sick wit' it at transilibrium.

Etymology: transit + eqilibrium

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Transistance

Created by: StarLizard

Pronunciation: Transi + Stance

Sentence: Amy transistanced through the whole ride, all the time holding on to her two bags of groceries and her overstuffed purse.

Etymology: Transi - from Transit and Stance, well, from standing :)

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Rideo

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: rye-dee-oh

Sentence: she handed over her money and looked at her bus ticket, her ticket to rideo

Etymology: ride, rodeo

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Metrosurfing

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Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Met ro surf ing

Sentence: Whether there were seats available or not, she engaged in metrosurfing whenever she went onto public transportation, knowing her mad skillz would shine when the sport gained serious recognition.

Etymology: Metro (public transportation via bus or subway) & surfing (the sport of riding on the crest or along the tunnel of a wave)

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Transfalance

Created by: comborracha

Pronunciation:

Sentence: With all the seats taken on the light rail, I had to transfalance for 12 miles on the way to work yesterday!

Etymology: transit+free (i.e. handsfree)+ balance

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Transsport

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: trans-sport

Sentence: To make the day interesting, Sue would test her eqrailibrium by going handless during the transsport while riding the subwave.

Etymology: transportation, sport

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Trolleyollie

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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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Riderlance

Created by: retoricaljoe

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The bus was too crowded this morning, that i had to try riderlance style.

Etymology: Rider + balance

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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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Surfbutneverhold

Created by: emilylind

Pronunciation: Say surf then never and finally hold .

Sentence: Shes a great Surfbutneverhold .

Etymology:

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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