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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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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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Tranceportation

Created by: ScrabbledEgg

Pronunciation: trans-per-tay-shuhn

Sentence: Monday morning. Coiffed, clean-shaven, & caffeinated. He looked alert-crisp even- as he took his seat; yet within minutes the familiar cadence of the commuter train put him into a deep state of tranceportation. People and places blurred past his opened yet unfocused eyes. Thoughts wandered through his open yet unfocused mind. As his railcar hurtled forward, dragging him and his fellow captors closer to the monotony awaiting them, he tranceported himself further and further back through his all too quick weekend.

Etymology: trance + transportation

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COMMENTS:

Not exactly the same thing happened to my paternal grandmother's grandfather who in 1842, aged 14 yrs, found himself tranceported to NSW. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-09-25: 18:16:00

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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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COMMENTS:

very nice! - astorey, 2008-08-26: 10:57:00

Great minds think alike...I had picked that word first but thought it too long...guess I should have followed that train of thought! - Nosila, 2008-08-26: 20:43:00

Now i know the word for the feeling I had as child whilst on the "tooth-rack" railway in Tasmanis. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-27: 04:49:00

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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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Comamuter

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: koh-muh-myoo-ter

Sentence: Jay is a comamuter. He opens his eyes just enough to find his way to the bus stop. He sticks in the earbuds and continues whatever dream was interrupted by that lousy alarm clock hoping to not drool too much. If they ever repair the pothole on the block before his stop he might stay on the bus all day.

Etymology: coma (a state of prolonged unconsciousness) + commuter ( a person who commutes, especially between home and work)

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COMMENTS:

libertybelle ha ha -you beat me to it! - libertybelle, 2012-10-26: 14:08:00

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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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Transportmental

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: trans port men tal

Sentence: When Henry was in one of his Zen-like moods, he used the long commute by public transit as a transportmental meditation opportunity. Indeed he did this so often, the conductor would tell him...your fare will cost Zen dollars...ha, ha, ha!

Etymology: Transport (move something or somebody around; usually over long distances) & Transcedental Meditation(existing outside of or not in accordance with nature;continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature)

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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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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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Dozennui

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: does on wee

Sentence: Not again! Poor Trevor missed his stop. He really wished they'd move the hospital closer to his apartment. The bouts of dozennui were really starting to limit his career options, not to mention cutting into his bagpipe practice time.

Etymology: Doze (to sleep, perchance to dream?) Ennui (this train trip is just so *tedious*)

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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