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'Man! That chick can ride.'

DEFINITION: v., To "surf", or ride in a freestanding position on a bus, train or subway. n., A sport popular among transit riders who attempt to complete the entire commute in a freestanding position without using the handrails.

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Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: ri dur

Sentence: I am da riduer

Etymology: I am french surfer on the bus

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bəsənōvə

Sentence: Jill doesn’t need a gym membership. She doesn’t need to jog. She keeps in shape by doing the bussanova all the way to and from work each day.

Etymology: bus (a large motor vehicle carrying passengers by road) + bossa nova (a dance like the samba, originating in Brazil)

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Created by: comborracha


Sentence: With all the seats taken on the light rail, I had to transfalance for 12 miles on the way to work yesterday!

Etymology: transit+free (i.e. handsfree)+ balance

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Created by: emilylind

Pronunciation: Say surf then never and finally hold .

Sentence: Shes a great Surfbutneverhold .


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tran sit dans

Sentence: Whenever Nellie travelled to the city, she would do the transitdance. It might be the subway samba or the bus bump or the train tango, but she managed to do it, without holding on to anytrhing. Too bad it wasn't yet an Olympic sport, because Nellie would win a gold medal!

Etymology: Transit (commute;movement of passengers) & Dance (move in a graceful and rhythmical way)

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Created by: blackkittynili

Pronunciation: ride-slide-bus

Sentence: She rideslidebussed across the seat so quickly, the only thing I could say was " Man! That Chick Can Slide Dude!"

Etymology: what the hell?? oh right... ride+slide+bus = rideslidebus

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Mass-tranz-por-tal-unt

Sentence: Gertrude put her masstransportalent to good use when she had to stand for the entire route while riding the fully loaded and shaky subway.

Etymology: Mass transport + talent

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Created by: jesster

Pronunciation: me - TRO - dio

Sentence: It was a rough ride, but Joe was an experienced metrodeo rider.

Etymology: Metro + Rodeo

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: koatch a ratcha

Sentence: Elena commuted everyday for an hour on the bus and never was able to find a seat or a gentleman on it. She used her time to practice her dance steps and most enjoyed The Coacharacha as she called it. One day she brought her music and swayed to that tune, keeping her balance and shaking her hips. Before long others were joining her to make their commute more fun. The driver was greatly amused to see her lead a conga line of dancers off the bus downtown. Eventually she got a T-Mobile commercial getting everyone at her stop at the town square to dance the coacharacha which was a huge hit on Youtube!

Etymology: Coach (a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport or a railcar where passengers ride) & La Cucaracha (A Latin mambo-style dance to the the tune of La Cucaracha, a popular Spanish/Mexican folksong about a cockroach, thought to satirize the Spanish American War)

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Created by: MissRabbit

Pronunciation: tōō'byə-bŭs

Sentence: Bored by his daily commute, Dan would routinely indulge his fantasies of becoming a pro surfer by tububusing whenever he was on public transportation.

Etymology: From tubular (surfing slang): awesome; and bus: (n) a common form of public transportation, or (v) to ride such a vehicle.

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-13: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James'

Kevcom - 2007-11-13: 06:53:00
Interesting definition today!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-14: 00:00:00
Thanks! And it's a great sport too. Try it next time you ride the bus. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-09: 00:17:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James