Verboticism: Tubatose

'Did I miss my stop?'

DEFINITION: n., A semi-conscious state experienced by early morning commuters on a subway, bus or car. v., To mentally transport oneself in the opposite direction of which you are traveling.

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Backmind

Created by: tiffanybiggs420

Pronunciation: [bak][mahynd]

Sentence: I used to always backmind home on the way to school because I hated it so much.

Etymology: my brain, 4:20

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Comamute

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: coh-mah-myoot

Sentence: comamuting to work was both relaxing and nerve-racking at the same time.

Etymology: coma, commute

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COMMENTS:

Bah! This was the _second_ word I came up with this morning, after "trancit", which joelb beat me to. - ErWenn, 2007-09-25: 09:44:00

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Tranceportation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: trans-por-TAY-shun

Sentence: Over the many years he's been riding the metro to and from work, Larson has developed a remarkable tranceportation technique wherein he can experience a vacation on the beaches of Australia instead of enduring the humdrum daily communte.

Etymology: Play on the word 'transportation' using 'trance' (n. (a state of complete mental absorption or deep musing)

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COMMENTS:

libertybelle good one! - libertybelle, 2012-10-26: 14:09:00

DrWebsterIII got my vote - DrWebsterIII, 2012-10-26: 15:22:00

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Zommute

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: ZOM-myoot

Sentence: Bob zommuted by train in a traverie, to and from his workplace for more than 30 years, until the MTA opened a new section of the underground loop. And, now, like "Charlie on the MTA" he rides for ever 'neath the streets of Melbourne... ...... NO; Roxie doesn't, like Charlie's good wife, pass him a sandwich as the train comes rumblin through! Anyway, O.H.& S laws wouldn't allow her to. Hello to all in Boston.

Etymology: Blend of ZOMBIE: a person whose behavior or responses are wooden, or seemingly rote; automaton & COMMUTE: to travel regularly over some distance, as from a suburb into a city and back.

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I often zommute to work - great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-26: 12:51:00

metrohumanx You have to respect the rights of the Undead.... - metrohumanx, 2008-08-27: 01:03:00

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Tripnotized

Created by: SethelMerman

Pronunciation: Trip-no-tyz-dh

Sentence: I was tripnotized by the dancers on the subway, and ended up watching them till three stops passed my own.

Etymology: Trip+hypnotized

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DrWebsterIII EXCELLENT! - DrWebsterIII, 2012-10-26: 23:01:00

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Triptripping

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: tripp tripp ing

Sentence: He triptripped happily all the way home from the dentist He wondered if it was anything to do with the trancy dental medication.

Etymology: trip as in journey, trip as in wow.

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trancy dental medication...uncrowned genius! - Nosila, 2011-06-07: 22:48:00

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Comamuter

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: koh-muh-myoo-ter

Sentence: Jay is a comamuter. He opens his eyes just enough to find his way to the bus stop. He sticks in the earbuds and continues whatever dream was interrupted by that lousy alarm clock hoping to not drool too much. If they ever repair the pothole on the block before his stop he might stay on the bus all day.

Etymology: coma (a state of prolonged unconsciousness) + commuter ( a person who commutes, especially between home and work)

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libertybelle ha ha -you beat me to it! - libertybelle, 2012-10-26: 14:08:00

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Bustripping

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: bus-trip-ping

Sentence: I guess I was bustripping, because I don't remember the ride to work.

Etymology: bus, tripping

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She was a bus tripper, a subway rider yea Took me so long to find out, and I found out - Jabberwocky, 2007-09-25: 12:36:00

Crap. I shoulda done "dazetripper". Dazetripper, dazetripper yea. Oh well, better than Barry White. - purpleartichokes, 2007-09-25: 13:41:00

you're right that is a good word - Jabberwocky, 2007-09-25: 15:12:00

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Propolarised

Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: pro-po-lar-ised

Sentence: It was Monday already and his station stop had been announced, yet Chang had already propolarised himself out of his work suit and slipped back into his favourite weekend dress.

Etymology: Pro - in favour of a proposition. Polar - opposite in character or action.

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Metrograde

Created by: Scrumpy

Pronunciation: me-truh-greyd

Sentence: Tim was experiecing metrograde as he bounced along on the vapidtransit system, thinking back on his weekend in Monaco watching truly rapid transit in the form of a grand prix. Of course, he lost his metrosexappeal when the drool dribbled down his chin and puddled on his chest.

Etymology: metro transit + retrograde

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I think I've seen Tim on my way to work and almost slipped in the drool - Jabberwocky, 2007-09-25: 13:27:00

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