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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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Wobbletransing

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation: wob-ble-trans-ing

Sentence: The train was so crowded, Ellen spent the whole ride wobbletransing again.

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Brakedance

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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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Tubesurfing

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: toob-sur-fing

Sentence: While visiting London, Henry, Dean and Ray decided to go tubesurfing and see who could go the longest without touching a seat or an overhead strap, while they rode the underground from Wimbledon Park to Whitechpel.

Etymology: Tube: British name for the subway. + Surfing: The act or sport of riding the surf, as on a surfboard.

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Conveydance

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.

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COMMENTS:

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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Bussanova

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: buss/a/nova

Sentence: Muriel wasn't very adept at subway surfing but thoroughly enjoyed it. When she shamelessly bumped into other riders she would laugh and sing "blame it on the bussanova" (her latin syle of shimmy)

Etymology: bus + bosa nova

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COMMENTS:

Blame it on the bussanova...Eydie Gorme' would be so proud.... great word! - Mustang, 2008-10-10: 06:59:00

I've heard of the Comet Express, but never the Bussanova. ;D Good one! - Kyoti, 2008-10-10: 16:56:00

Love it...the Dance of Love (Commuting) - Nosila, 2008-10-10: 22:25:00

Hilarioussly wonderfully perfect! - lumina, 2008-10-11: 16:10:00

Terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-11: 16:56:00

Very Funny - TJayzz, 2008-10-12: 21:02:00

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Tramsport

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Tram-sp-ort

Sentence: Jerry loved commuting to work ever since he discovered tramsport, he would make a point of standing in the aisle, trying to keep his balance. He especially liked to surf the corners and had got quite good at it over the past few months. He was sure it would become an olympic sport eventually if only he could convert a few of his fellow travellers.

Etymology: Tram(passenger vehicle run on rails, powered by electric overhead cables) + Sport(pleasure derived from a particuar activity,entertainment,fun) = Tramsport

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it's the best way to stay awake on your way to work - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-10: 10:34:00

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

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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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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