Slow thought process. It refers to the bus that transports the disabled kids to and from school, not to be confused with the senior citizen's bus.
Did you come in on the short bus today?
by friendsoftina January 6, 2004
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School vehicle meant for special education students. Many are equipped with wheelchair lifts. Most seats are equipped with restraining belts.
by Alex February 3, 2003
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Generally, the short bus is a smaller version of a regular school bus that carries mentally challenged students to school. On rare occasions, if your school board is a bunch of assholes (like mine), you will be forced to ride in a short bus for field trips if you class contains less than 18 students.
Teacher: We'll all be going on a trip to the art museum Friday!
Class: Hooray!
Teacher: And we're taking a short bus!
Class: ............
Time: Passes
Class: *is riding the short bus on the highway*
Other cars: *point and laugh*
Class: *is mortified*
by Ayve May 1, 2006
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The bus i rode to school. Its a little bus for the special kids. We had lots of fun on that bus and you make good friends. People sometimes make fun of it but its really a cool bus. Its yellow.
by sonny vitale...... January 14, 2008
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A bus that people who can't spell derogatory take.
If you can't spell derogatory then you probably ride the short bus.
by W December 22, 2004
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The Short Bus is the bus you see people with special needs riding on. Sometimes referred to as ‘The Sunshine Bus’.
“My brother rides on the short bus, he’s got severe autism.”
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A horizontally challenged bus that people have become accustomed to watching pick up developmentally challenged children and adults. Cleverly worked into an insult when someone does something stupid.
"What the hell are you doing pissing on my rug? I didn't see a short bus outside"

"The short bus picks up my neighbour's kid every morning. He looks like that banjo boy from 'Deliverance.' In other news, I have a first-class ticket to hell."
by Lazarus Ciccone December 27, 2005
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