Verboticism: Propolarised

'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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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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Counterprossession

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: count-er-pro-sesh-un

Sentence: The train was full of counterprosessional passengers. Their minds were AWOL heading for the beach, while their bodies carried out the Monday to Friday motions of getting to work.

Etymology: possessed (like when you have no control over your own mind) + counter (opposite) + procede (go forward)

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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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Traverie

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: TRAV-er-ree

Sentence: The moon was still visible as Bob rideranged, in a transfixed traverie, on the 5.55am express to Melbourne. In his semi-consciousness, he thought that he was an astronaut aboard Apollo 13, exclaiming loudly: "OK, Houston, we've had a problem here " to the amusement of his fellow travellers.

Etymology: Traverie n. Blend of travel & reverie(daydream) Riderange: v. int. Blend of rider & derange (disordered, throw out of order) Pron: ry-DEE-range

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very good - Jabberwocky, 2007-09-25: 11:19:00

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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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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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Commuditate

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /kəˈmjudəˌte(ɪ)t/

Sentence: Commuditation is becoming more popular every day, even among those who actually drive themselves to work in the morning.

Etymology: from commute + meditate

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Transbortation

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: transbôrtāshən

Sentence: Steve loves fantasy football. As he dozes on on the public transbortation system he dreams that he is the star quarterback. Unfortunately yesterday\'s game went into overtime as he slept past his stop.

Etymology: transportation (the action of transporting someone or something) + bore (a tedious situation or thing)

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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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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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Resetize

Created by: scoophy

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