Verboticism: Elevitation

'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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Dumbustruck

DrWebsterIII

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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Transitreverie

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tran sit rev er ree

Sentence: Charlie fell into his usual state of transitreverie the moment he sat on the bus. It was an hour long commute downtown from the sticks. He had tried reading books (always fell asleep after five minutes and often missed his stop) and tried doing work on paper or on his computer, but found it too noisy and bumpy to concentrate. Of late, he plugged in dreamy music and let his mind flow free. He imagined things about the passengers...like that cute girl in a trench coat might be a spy. (As if cute girl spies often took the bus to work). Or he imagined what he would do first when he won the lottery. Or that he'd invent something really clever or that he'd find the girl of his dreams. Yes, Charlie looked forward to his hours of daily dreaming. One day he got busy and wrote a song about it, made a bundle on his hit and his song became an anthem for commuters all over the land. Wake up, Charlie and drive properly...you are going to have an accident driving this bus if you don't stop your transitreverie!

Etymology: Transit (commute;make a passage or journey from one place to another;pass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place) & Reverie (absent-minded dreaming while awake)

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COMMENTS:

petaj Comacommuters everywhere will be listening to that song on their ipods. - petaj, 2010-01-28: 06:11:00

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Transitdentalism

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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Triphypdozis

Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: tripp-hipp-doe-ziss

Sentence: Trevor had given up trying to fight his triphypdozis and now saw his morning commute as an opportunity to dream things he probably shouldn't be dreaming in public.

Etymology: Trip, (journey, commute) + hypnosis, (mesmirism, inducing of trance) + doze, (nap, sleep)= triphypdozis. (Hmm sounds like it might be a pharmaceutical. A sleeping tablet probably.) O_o

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DrWebsterIII funny I would buy that pill for the plane - DrWebsterIII, 2012-10-26: 15:20:00

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Elevitation

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: EL/ev/i/tay/shun

Sentence: Passing through Chicago's "Gold Coast" on the Brown Line trains, Cassie gazed mindlessly into the million dollar condos--bargain-priced because of their proximity to the el--and entered an advanced state of elevitation. She imagined herself sipping gourmet coffee made by a machine worth more than she gets paid in a week, reading the New York Times and sharing interesting tidbits with her fabulously wealthy (and good looking) husband. Cassie's elevitation was so powerful that she suddenly discovered she had ridden the train all the way around the downtown Loop and was passing those same condos again, on the other side of the train.

Etymology: El as in elevated train, as it is especially known in Chicago, combined with levitation--To lift or raise a physical object in apparent defiance of gravity.

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COMMENTS:

great paragraph - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-26: 12:53:00

metrohumanx WOW! That's what I love to read. This challenge was one of the BEST! Good work, Astorey. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-27: 01:10:00

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Revermute

kathleen

Created by: kathleen

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Charlton would swear to you that his daily revermuting benefited his employer by allowing him to bring freshly opened eyes to the workplace, unfettered by preparation or forethought

Etymology: revert/reverie+commute

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Comamuter

artr

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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Stunrun

metrohumanx

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 .....run: the distance covered in a period of continuous traveling or commuting b: a course or trip especially if traveled with regularity-

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx It gets worse-MUCH worse: http://www.forgotten-ny.com/ - 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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Transitdentalmeditation

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: tranz/it/den/tal/med/i/tay/shun

Sentence: I find the transitdentalmeditation technique is the most effective way to remove the stress of the daily commute while bringing fulfillment and contentment to life - it is achieved by gently gritting your teeth to absorb the vibrations of the subway track - no drooling allowed!

Etymology: transit + dental + transcendental meditation

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COMMENTS:

very nice! - astorey, 2008-08-26: 10:57:00

Great minds think alike...I had picked that word first but thought it too long...guess I should have followed that train of thought! - Nosila, 2008-08-26: 20:43:00

Now i know the word for the feeling I had as child whilst on the "tooth-rack" railway in Tasmanis. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-27: 04:49:00

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