Date: Sat, 23 Mar 1996 11:41:21 -0500
From: Silke Van Ness sv478[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CNSVAX.ALBANY.EDU
Subject: Re: gapers' block
While living in the Chicago area, I always found 'gapers'' block a very
descriptive term and have not heard it since then. Around the Albany, NY
area, the equivalent seems to be 'curiosity slow down'.
Silke Van Ness
Germanic & Slavic Languages and Literatures
University at Albany, SUNY HU 216
Albany, NY 12222
E-mail: sv478[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]cnsvax.albany.edu Phone: (518)442-4122
On Fri, 22 Mar 1996, Allan Metcalf wrote:
In Chicago, a traffic slowdown caused by drivers slowing to look at an
accident in the opposite lane, or some other sight (currently a portrait of
Dennis Rodman of the Chicago Bulls, changing hair color as Rodman does) - is
called a "gapers' block."
Is that term used elsewhere? If not, what?
Thanks - Allan Metcalf