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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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Trolleyollie

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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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Subwave

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sub wayv

Sentence: When Maria rides the subway on her daily commute, she performs the subwave. She balances herself against the motion without holding on to a rail. It keeps her in practice for her vacations in Big Sur.

Etymology: Subway (electric underground railway, public transport)& Wave (to emulate the motion of the ocean waves, as what surfers do)

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Busshuffle

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: buss/shuffle

Sentence: The busshuffle is an entertaining past time for daily commuters

Etymology: bus + shuffle

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Tramsport

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Tram-sp-ort

Sentence: Jerry loved commuting to work ever since he discovered tramsport, he would make a point of standing in the aisle, trying to keep his balance. He especially liked to surf the corners and had got quite good at it over the past few months. He was sure it would become an olympic sport eventually if only he could convert a few of his fellow travellers.

Etymology: Tram(passenger vehicle run on rails, powered by electric overhead cables) + Sport(pleasure derived from a particuar activity,entertainment,fun) = Tramsport

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COMMENTS:

it's the best way to stay awake on your way to work - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-10: 10:34:00

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Masstransportalent

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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Choreodyssey

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: kawr-ee-OD-uh-see

Sentence: Bob's daily ride to work was a challenging choreodyssey: a "journey of dance."

Etymology: blend of CHOREO (as in choreography): the art of composing ballets and other dances and planning and arranging the movements, steps, and patterns of dancers & ODYSSEY:A long adventurous voyage or trip.

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COMMENTS:

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-10: 10:32:00

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Subswaying

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: sŭb-swā'-ĭng

Sentence: That lady with the ugly, red skirt was holding her puke-green handbag while talking on her cell phone with the other hand, until finally exiting at the 114th Street station, subswaying all the way uptown like a pro -- a remarkable display of Metropoise, in my opinion.

Etymology: subway - an underground electric railroad (sub-, Latin prefix, "under" & -way, Old English, wegh "road") + sway - to move or swing to and fro (Middle English, sweyen)

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COMMENTS:

She had some righteous skills, but her fashion sense was totally gnarly dude!! - Tigger, 2007-11-13: 02:40:00

Nice word-I like "metropoise" too! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-13: 17:44:00

good word! - yaelash, 2007-11-13: 18:17:00

Verbotomy Hey Tigger, I see you like the drawing today. Thanks! ~ James - Verbotomy, 2007-11-14: 00:02:00

Oh, the drawing is great, but that subswayer needs a a fashion-911. - Tigger, 2007-11-14: 00:21:00

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Rideslidebus

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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Transtancit

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: trans-stans-it

Sentence: It was easier to transtancit when there were numerous people crammed into the car, they became a cushion especially when the trained screeched along tight corners.

Etymology: transit + stance

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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