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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 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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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)


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


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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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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".


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


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Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: strap-float-er


Etymology: staphanger + floater

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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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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)


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

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


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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


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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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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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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