trainspotter


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trainspotter

(ˈtreɪnspɒtə) or

train spotter

n
1. someone who is very interested in trains and spends time going to stations and recording the numbers of the trains that they see
2. informal someone who is odd or boring because they are interested in knowing everything about a particular subject, even very small, unimportant details
Translations
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trainspotter

[ˈtreɪnspɒtəʳ] N (Brit)
1. persona cuyo hobby es apuntar los números de serie de los trenes que pasan
2. (Brit) → pelmazo/a m/f, petardo/a m/f
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Thus, trainspotter has come to mean any obsessed character who insists on talking about nothing but their chosen subject.
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It's a format which would make The Big Bang Theory's trainloving Sheldon Cooper, along with many a trainspotter, misty-eyed.
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Welcome into your living room a cast that includes Kev the witch, Jonny Nash the ladies' man, trainspotter Joel, the Knight Warriors (above), Garth the life coach, Talina the temptress, Pablo the romantic and Stella the fashion designer (not that one).
We also meet Joel The Trainspotter, who is waiting (and waiting) for his favourite train; Boom Town's superhero duo, The Knight Warriors, who are busy righting wrongs, or will be, as soon as their bus arrives; and Garth The Life Coach, who has some top tips for practical self-improvement.
Summary: Transport police issue a warning after a trainspotter in Suffolk has a very lucky escape.
Well, if that's the case, then I will happily stand up and proclaim "I am a trainspotter, certainly in terms of its more recent interpretation.
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In the meantime, while Michael Freeman doesn't wholly escape from his own self-confessed past as a trainspotter, he puts railway history back into the mainstream of social history, and with style.