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]