Date: Fri, 22 Mar 1996 14:27:22 EST From: Undetermined origin c/o LISTSERV maintainer Subject: Re: gapers' block The New York City (and vicinity--this is spread by radio traffic reports, I think) verb is "rubbernecking" (almost always in the gerund--"they were rubbernecking" is far commoner than "they rubbernecked"), and the only noun form I've heard is "rubbernecking delays." Vicki Rosenzweig vr%acmcr.uucp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] | rosenzweig[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] New York, NY