Yet the whiplash still occurs, as the Escobar case illustrates.
Aly, a journalist and historian in Berlin, is no stranger to the whiplash Holocaust genre.
But Romney's whiplash favorability online might be a much bigger problem in the general election.
Much of the action in whiplash requires serious suspension of disbelief.
Maybe, then, the forced slamming of the brakes this fall—and the ensuing Dow Jones-induced whiplash—was a godsend.
Rankin raised his arm and brought the whiplash whistling down upon the broad shoulders.
"When you came through the town you waked me up like a whiplash," he was saying.
Lack of sleep and lack of food supplies were sapping his lanky body of the whiplash swiftness and wiry strength it once possessed.
What was a boy's whiplash, that his resentment of it; should set all his future life in jeopardy?
With the dignity of a queen she passed on and out of sight, leaving him with the sting of a whiplash on his face.
whiplash whip·lash (wĭp'lāsh')