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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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Bustripping

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: bus-trip-ping

Sentence: I guess I was bustripping, because I don't remember the ride to work.

Etymology: bus, tripping

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She was a bus tripper, a subway rider yea Took me so long to find out, and I found out - Jabberwocky, 2007-09-25: 12:36:00

Crap. I shoulda done "dazetripper". Dazetripper, dazetripper yea. Oh well, better than Barry White. - purpleartichokes, 2007-09-25: 13:41:00

you're right that is a good word - Jabberwocky, 2007-09-25: 15:12:00

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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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Comacommute

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: co-ma-co-MYOO-ta

Sentence: He was a coma, comacommuter, with ipod in his ears and abstracted kind of sneer. He had no idea, he'd gone past central, he just blankly stared ahead, fellow travellers thought him dead.

Etymology: Sung to the tune of Copa Copacabana. You all know what a coma is, and what a commuter is.

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COMMENTS:

petaj Please sing the next line... - petaj, 2010-01-28: 06:10:00

mrskellyscl Terrific - although you planted an earworm and I'm going to have it all day. - mrskellyscl, 2010-01-28: 09:05:00

His name was Rico, he worked for Ricoh, but that was four years ago when he used to have a job. Now it's a commute but not for Rico, he just rides around all days in a transitory daze... - Nosila, 2010-01-28: 09:15:00

I thought it was Karma Chameleon by Culture Club - Koekbroer, 2010-01-28: 11:38:00

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Dreammute

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: DREAM-mute

Sentence: David's dreammute in the morning consisted of him traveling on a rocket ship across Technicolor landscapes while his boss was walked like a dog on a leash.

Etymology: Dream + (com)mute

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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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Tranceportation

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)

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COMMENTS:

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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Tranceportation

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: trance-por-ta-tion

Sentence: Joel always got lost in the city's tranceportation system. He would daydream right past his stop, sometimes for blocks. It wasn't because he didn't know where he was going, he just didn't know where he was.

Etymology: trance: detatchment from one's physical surroundings, as in a daydream; semiconscious state as if in a daze or dream + transportation: a means of conveyance

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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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Transreversit

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: trans-ri-vurs-it

Sentence: The pitfalls of being a transreversit are the times when you drool on your your newly dry-cleaned suit.

Etymology: transit + reverse

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Tubatose

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: toob/a/tohs

Sentence: As the commuters settle down for the long ride to the city core, tubatose overtakes the passengers until they arrive at their destination.

Etymology: TUBATOSE - noun - from TUBE (name for British subway system) + COMATOSE (lacking alertness, or energy)

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metrohumanx Cool! That's almost an anagram, too. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-27: 01:13:00

metrohumanx It has marching band implictions, also. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-27: 01:14:00

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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