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ride the short bus


  • 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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  • Clarisa is being salty cause George wants a Christmas present

    Last edited on Dec 03 2014. Submitted by Anonymous on Dec 03 2014.


  • mean or disrespectful.
    Hey! You don't have to be so salty!
    I like my ladies salty.

    Last edited on May 09 2013. Submitted by Nicole from AR, USA on Jul 21 1998.

  • embarrassed because of one's own doing, especially when one makes a claim that turns out to be wrong.
    Man, he was feeling salty!

    Last edited on Jun 09 1999. Submitted by Miranda from OH, USA on Jun 09 1999.

  • angry, irritated, grouchy.
    I'm salty because we lost the basketball game.
    Stay away from Amy, she's really salty today.
    He was salty when he found out he had to work Saturday night.
    I woke up feeling salty this morning after a bad dream about my ex.

    Last edited on May 07 2013. Submitted by JD from Baltimore, MD, USA on Nov 08 1999.

  • bitter.
    She's still salty because I didn't call her last night.

    Last edited on Feb 28 2000. Submitted by Anonymous from Chicago, IL, USA on Feb 28 2000.

  • displeasing.
    Damn that's salty!

    Last edited on Aug 27 2002. Submitted by J from Cincinnati, OH, USA on Aug 27 2002.

  • corny or childish.
    That was the saltiest joke I've heard in a long time.
    • See more words with the same meaning: corny.

    Last edited on Jul 04 2014. Submitted by Kellaman, D. from MI, USA on May 01 2004.

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