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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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Created by: scoophy

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Tunnelfatigue

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Created by: hellohime

Pronunciation: Tun'l'fa'teeg

Sentence: I experience a severe case of tunnelfatigue on the way to work and woke up several miles from my stop.

Etymology: Tunnelfatigue - when a person is lulled into a deep sleep by the dull drone of wheels on pavement.

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Zombus

Created by: micheles

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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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Dumbustruck

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Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: DUM - BUS - STRUK

Sentence: Dean would always be dumbustrucked whilst commuting to work. Staring out the window falling in love with strange women was a great distraction from being a sad straphanger

Etymology: DUMBSTRUCK (unresponsive, stupefied, speechless) plus a simple "U" alluding to "bus" dumb + bus + struck

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Subtose

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: sub/tohs

Sentence: Subtose overtakes the passengers as they settle down for the long ride to the city core from suburbia.

Etymology: subway, suburbanite + comatose

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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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Comamute

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: coh-mah-myoot

Sentence: comamuting to work was both relaxing and nerve-racking at the same time.

Etymology: coma, commute

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COMMENTS:

Bah! This was the _second_ word I came up with this morning, after "trancit", which joelb beat me to. - ErWenn, 2007-09-25: 09:44:00

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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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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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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