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When someone calls your name, and you turn your head rapidly to respond, but they were actually talking to someone else.
VERBAL WHIPLASH: Say your name is "Gaylord". You're walking down the street and you hear someone say "Gaylord". You react as though they are talking to you, but they are actually talking to their friend, Gaylord.
by invicta9110 July 06, 2011