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'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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Incommutecado

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: in/calm/ute/a/ca/doh

Sentence: Once seated ont he subway he became incommutecado.

Etymology: incommunicado + commute

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metrohumanx Nice combo, Owl! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-27: 01:11:00

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Aconscious

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: ay-conshis

Sentence: On the train at eight o'clock in the morning, it's not that Doug is unconscious but rather aconscious because he's not exactly all there either.

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good one - Nosila, 2010-01-29: 10:41:00

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Trancit

joelb

Created by: joelb

Pronunciation: TRAN-sit

Sentence: It was a wonder that I headed i the right direction during this morning's trancit.

Etymology: trance + transit

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Dadnugget! You beat me to this word. Gotta get up earlier or stay up later. - ErWenn, 2007-09-25: 09:43:00

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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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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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Must be a tooth-rack railway you're on Jabber! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-09-25: 17:54:00

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

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Homatose

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: home/a/tose

Sentence: Once again Ling ended up right where he started. Thanks to the piped in elevator music on the bus which always induced a homatose state, he had gone full circle and found himself waking to the bus driver shouting, "Hey you back there! End of the line!" Three nights a week he not only missed dinner, but ended up wasting money on cab fare AND flowers!

Etymology: Home + Comatose

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funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-26: 12:51:00

metrohumanx Hahaha. I actually did that twice, and visited both ends of the line. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-27: 01:24:00

So did I but I was vah vah drunk. - scrabbelicious, 2008-08-27: 10:51:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-09-25: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by MrDave2176. Thank you MrDave2176! ~ James

rikboyee - 2007-09-25: 00:52:00
this is very similar to the car driving one...all the same words apply...like tranceport and tripnosis

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-09-25: 08:38:00
Yes it's similar, but I think it would be safer to be lost in a traverie while riding on the bus, than to undergo a complete tripnosis while driving a car on/off the highway. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-28: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by MrDave2176 . Thank you MrDave2176 . ~ James

DrWebsterIII DrWebsterIII - 2012-10-26: 15:07:00