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Definition of ride the short bus

ride the short bus

verb

  • to be mentally or physically challenged. Often, public schools make two bus runs - the "short bus" for "challenged" students and the "regular bus" for all others.
    The guy rides the short bus.

    Last edited on Aug 21 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on May 09 1999.

  • In a lot of towns, the special-ed kids would ride a half-sized bus to school, field trips, etc. If you ask someone if they rode the short bus, you're comparing their intelligence to the mentally challenged.
    You don't know who Macbeth is? Did you ride the short bus to school?

    Last edited on Mar 01 2013. Submitted by Scott S. from Pickerington, OH, USA on Feb 11 2002.

  • Someone mentally retarded, or slow on the uptake. Origin: The buses used by public school systems to transport mentally disabled children are generally half the size (or smaller) of the regular buses, thus the "Long Bus" for regular kids and the "Short Bus" for the special-ed kids.
    Dewey kind of rides the Short Bus if you know what I mean.

    Last edited on Jul 25 2010. Submitted by Justin S. from Los Angeles, CA, USA on Dec 10 2004.

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Definitions include: to vomit.
Definitions include: to miss an opportunity.
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Definitions include: to sit on ("ride") the toilet for an extended period of time, usually due to diarrhea or general bowel distress.
Definitions include: "Short bus" refers to a handicapped school bus.
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Definitions include: a little crazy
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Definitions include: pubic hair, usually male.
Definitions include: brief and to the point.
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Definitions include: to cheat or swindle.
Definitions include: printed pornographic material.

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Definitions include: the real information or the proof, instruction, the know how, where, when, and why about something or someone.
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Definitions include: interrogation.
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