Date: Fri, 22 Mar 1996 13:47:01 -0600
From: Katherine Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BGA.COM
Subject: Re: gapers' block
On Fri, 22 Mar 1996, Bruce Gelder wrote:
The act of slowing to look is called "rubbernecking" here in Salt Lake
City, but I've never heard a word for a traffic slowdown specifically
caused by that, just general things like "traffic jam" and so on. I've
never heard "gapers' block."
Rangers and other park workers in Yellowstone refer to "bear jams" and
"buffalo jams," etc.
(I'm a daughter and grandaughter of former Yellowstone rangers; my mother
and four of my siblings have also worked there at various times.)
Kate Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]bga.com