Date: Fri, 22 Mar 1996 12:44:18 -0800 From: Sylvia Swift Subject: Re: gapers' block i don't know any specific terms for the slowdowns rubberneckers cause. but i did notice just this morning that a local traffic reporter called the people who cause such a traffic jam "looky lous" (lookey-loos? the singular is looky lou. i don't know how to spell it. i always thought of the second part of the term as a person's name, by analogy with nervous nellie). i had previously only heard that term from people who work in real estate. that's what they call people who have no intention of buying anything, but turn up for open houses, etc., for the pleasure of looking at other people's stuff. sylvia swift madonna[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]