Recent Examples of callout from the Web
The callouts can go pretty far down the rabbit hole — in fact, the further the better.
For those unfamiliar with the term, an Easter egg is a callout to another bit of popular culture that exists mainly to allow pop-culture geeks to pat themselves on the back for noticing it.
Instead, those in positions of power, and those who support them, chose to focus on one woman highlighting the job performance of another woman, using a comedic callout to her choice in eye makeup to do so.
There are also more than a few callouts remarking on Sunshine's resemblance to Ivanka Trump.
The Inns of Aurora have quickly become upstate hot spots, getting callouts in Condé Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest, on this site, and even in international publications like The Telegraph.
In fact, Drake may be slyly addressing a seven-year-old callout by 2 Live Crew’s Uncle Luke against rappers who exploit Miami’s glam and ignore its average resident.
Police responded with a SWAT callout when Thomas refused to cooperate.
Neither was Hanks' The Post co-star, Meryl Streep, who got an onstage callout from host Kristen Bell.
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Definition of call out
- call out troops
- call out the workers
- The FDA will have to start forcing companies to be transparent and call them out on it when they're not.
- —Massimo Calabresi et al.
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