Verboticism: Lowbusposition

'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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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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Malaisetransit

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: muh-lays-tran-zit

Sentence: It was interesting to see the level of malaisetrasit fluctuate from bad to severe as the week drug on and my traveling partners on the subway became less and less responsive.

Etymology: malaise + mass transit

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Hypnotrip

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Hip-no-trip

Sentence: Having to commute to work everyday, Sam would often drift into a hypnotrip and dream he was going home to pick up his suitcase to take with him on his luxury holiay in barbados.

Etymology: Hypno(hypnotic-Sleep inducing) + Trip( a journey or excursion) = Hypnotrip

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COMMENTS:

Good one - Mustang, 2008-08-26: 23:59:00

metrohumanx YEAH! I LOVE HYPNOTRIP...wish i'd thought of it. Very snappy sound! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-27: 01:15:00

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Lalulee

Created by: kachungis

Pronunciation:

Sentence: youre laloolee

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Travelogy

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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Snoreverie

hooterbug

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)

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

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