Date: Mon, 25 Mar 1996 09:42:31 -0800
From: Allen Maberry maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Subject: Re: gapers' block
Here in Seattle, I have heard "rubber-neckers" and "gawkers", never
"gapers". I believe one traffic reporter refered to a slowdown caused
by the "Mt. Rainier factor" (i.e. because of a particularly spectacular
view of Mt. Rainier). The most common radio term is that something is
"causing a distraction".
maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]u.washington.edu
On Sat, 23 Mar 1996, Thomas L. Clark wrote:
Is that term used elsewhere? If not, what?
Here in Washington they are refered to as "Rubber-neckers".
Was that Seattle, Yakima, or Spokane?
tlc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]nevada.edu