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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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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Mass-tranz-por-tal-unt

Sentence: Gertrude put her masstransportalent to good use when she had to stand for the entire route while riding the fully loaded and shaky subway.

Etymology: Mass transport + talent

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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)


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


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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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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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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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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: trans-stans-it

Sentence: It was easier to transtancit when there were numerous people crammed into the car, they became a cushion especially when the trained screeched along tight corners.

Etymology: transit + stance

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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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Created by: comborracha


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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Created by: retoricaljoe


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

Etymology: Rider + balance

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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.


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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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