Date: Mon, 25 Mar 1996 12:27:14 -0600
From: Joan Houston Hall jdhall[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]FACSTAFF.WISC.EDU
Subject: Re: gapers' block
In message Fri, 22 Mar 1996 13:52:03 -0500,
Allan Metcalf AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM writes:
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
In the Philadelphia area, newscasters say "There's a gaper delay at 6th and