I learned a new double word today from one of my students. She was telling the story of how her Dad and everyone on his side of the family (and now she includes herself) are rail foamers, people who are fanatics about trains and train travel. She shared how she and her family take the train to Florida every winter break and take the train to the east coast in the spring.
She said the word is not necessarily a positive description about such lovers of trains because it comes from train workers who see these passionate people as “foaming” at the mouth at the sight of a train. (Obviously rail workers are not foamers.)
So there you are. Who knew?
As for myself, train travel is something I don’t really relish. I’m not comfortable in the seats and am consistently frustrated with the frequent delays.
I save my foaming for chocolate.