Sunday, August 23, 2015

Word of the day: whistle stop

The word of the day is whistle stop:

  1. a small, unimportant town, especially one along a railroad line.
  2. a short talk from the rear platform of a train, especially during a political campaign.
  3. a brief appearance, single performance, or the like, in a small town, as during a political campaign or theatrical tour. (

"Then, almost as a challenge, the pro-Escandón newspaper in Mexico City, El Diario, announced in mid-week that Escandón's champions would shortly begin a whistle-stop tour through Morelos."

 - John Womack, Zapata and the Mexican Revolution

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