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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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Riderlance

Created by: retoricaljoe

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The bus was too crowded this morning, that i had to try riderlance style.

Etymology: Rider + balance

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Metrosurfing

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Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Met ro surf ing

Sentence: Whether there were seats available or not, she engaged in metrosurfing whenever she went onto public transportation, knowing her mad skillz would shine when the sport gained serious recognition.

Etymology: Metro (public transportation via bus or subway) & surfing (the sport of riding on the crest or along the tunnel of a wave)

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Busboarding

Created by: MithrilShadow

Pronunciation: ˈbəs-ˈbȯrd-ing

Sentence: She was the master of busboarding, not even sudden stops, sharp turns and traffic accidents could knock her down.

Etymology: Bus: a large motor vehicle designed to carry passengers usually along a fixed route according to a schedule Skate Boarding:to ride or perform stunts on a skateboard

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Aironoughtsticks

Created by: suzanne

Pronunciation: air-oh-naught-stix

Sentence: when you practise aironoughtsticks you need good balance.

Etymology: aeronautics = air+ nought meaning zero + sticks

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Shuffleaboard

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: shuffle-a-board

Sentence: Tired of the usual deck games and ready for some excitement on the ferry, Margot, would indulge in shuffleaboard whenever the waves were up on the cross-harbour trip.

Etymology: shuffleboard (deck game) + shuffle (moving the feet around a little) + aboard (on some kind of transport)

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Freerailing

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: ph-ree-ray-ling

Sentence: Frank's germophobia made it necessary to freerail his way to work everyday; he'd rather eat tacks than hold onto the grimey handrails and straps.

Etymology: free (as in not secured) + railing (as in railroad)

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COMMENTS:

That sounds like a sport too... Nice one! - Tigger, 2007-11-14: 00:25:00

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Trolleyollie

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: trälē älē

Sentence: Gidget loved her ride to work. She treated the bus like her personal pipeline. Her gnarliest move was a switchfoot trolleyollie. Her only wipeout happened when she tried to hang ten on some dude's brief case. It wasn't very good as a boogie board.

Etymology: trolley (a passenger vehicle powered by electricity obtained from an overhead cable by means of a trolley wheel) + Ollie (A no handed air move where a surfer leaves the water while maintaining control of his board and ultimately landing and riding out the move)

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COMMENTS:

fantastic!! - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-10: 10:35:00

great blend & rhyme - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-11: 16:57:00

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Transilibrium

Created by: dubld

Pronunciation: trans-i-li-bree-um

Sentence: Man, look at that guy go, he is sick wit' it at transilibrium.

Etymology: transit + eqilibrium

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Transitdance

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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Transfalance

Created by: comborracha

Pronunciation:

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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Comments:

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