Verboticism: Hypnotrip

'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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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)


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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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tran sit dent all ism

Sentence: When Jackie had to do his one hour bus commute each way to his work, he was able to zone out and use transitdentalism to lift his mind to a nicer place and time. He was proud of his illogistical skills which shortened his gruelling travel time.

Etymology: Transit (make a passage or journey from one place to another) & Transcedentalism (any system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material)

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Created by: hooterbug

Pronunciation: snawr/veree

Sentence: I hated to wake the guy sitting next to me in the midst of what appeared to be a pleasant snoreverie, but the bus driver had just called "Last Stop!" and I definitely want off.

Etymology: Snore (breathe noisly in sleep) + Reverie (a state of day dreaming)


metrohumanx ...and I had to pay the RETURN fare! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-27: 01:06:00


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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


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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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: loh/bus/poe/zi/shun

Sentence: Since Chris is very tall and the bus is very low, he assumes the lowbusposition whenever he travels.

Etymology: Lotus position + low + bus

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Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: trav + uhl + oh + gee

Sentence: I was so travelogy this morning that I almost missed seeing the 12-foot-tall clown in the Western/Vermont station... er... I think the clown was there.

Etymology: travel + logy

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: STUN-ruhn

Sentence: Although Bruce was fortified with a triple king-sized coffee and a fistful of No-doze, he was not looking forward to the morning STUNRUN. Reading was out of the question... the last time he tried that, he woke up at the end of the line with creases on his face. As he watched the bleak byways of industrial desolation crawl by, he remembered a STUNRUN he took a while back. Catching himself in a commuter's REM state, he hastily got off at the wrong stop and found himself in an unfinished, uninhabited proto-terminal in the Hackensack Marshlands. He wore out his patent leather Florsheim shoes that grim day just walking back to the fringes of civilization, and he wasn't eager to repeat that particular nighmare anytime soon. Getting home at the end of the day was bad enough, but the morning STUNRUN was just marginally more fun than a bone marrow transplant. And today was only MONDAY!

Etymology: STUN+RUN=STUNRUN.....stun: to make senseless, groggy, or dizzy by or as if by repeated blows-Middle English stonen, stunen, from Anglo-French estoner the distance covered in a period of continuous traveling or commuting b: a course or trip especially if traveled with regularity-


metrohumanx It gets worse-MUCH worse: - metrohumanx, 2008-08-26: 01:00:00

metrohumanx This is WAY too much fun ! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-26: 06:52:00

Good word, but thanks to you and that OzzieBob, I now have that Kingston Trio MTA Song circling the tunnels of my mind! - Nosila, 2008-08-26: 20:49:00

metrohumanx Just sing "Sloop John B." until it goes away, N.... - metrohumanx, 2008-08-27: 01:07:00

Fantastic - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-27: 04:23:00


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Created by: micheles




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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tran sit dens

Sentence: Charlie rode the commuter train twice a day, everyday from his home in the burbs to his job in the city and back. It was a long monotonous ride and after he was just a few minutes underway, he would always nod off. At that point he would fall into a state of transitdence. The repetitive click of the rails hypnotized him during which point his subconcious was open to suggestion. This might explain why when he got to his destination, he would have no shoes on, or cluck like a chicken or have new facial features in felt markers, like a monocle, a villainous moustache or Clockwork-orange eye make-up. Yes, those commuter gremlins could be cruel and vandalize you and turn you into human graffiti if you didn't stay alert.

Etymology: Transcedence(the state of excelling or surpassing or going beyond usual limits; a state of being or existence above and beyond the limits of material experience) & Transit (make a passage or journey from one place to another) & Trance (a state of mind in which consciousness is fragile and voluntary action is poor or missing; a state resembling deep sleep)


metrohumanx But did he ever return? No he never returned, and his fate is still unlearned....GREAT one, Nosila! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-26: 00:50:00


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Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: DUM - BUS - STRUK

Sentence: Dean would always be dumbustrucked whilst commuting to work. Staring out the window falling in love with strange women was a great distraction from being a sad straphanger

Etymology: DUMBSTRUCK (unresponsive, stupefied, speechless) plus a simple "U" alluding to "bus" dumb + bus + struck

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