Date: Sat, 23 Mar 1996 20:49:13 -0800 From: "Thomas L. Clark" Subject: Re: gapers' block "Looky lous" is a term I first heard in England, and first saw in print in the Inspector Morse novels. Cheers, Thomas L. Clark 702/895-3473 University of Nevada, Las Vegas (89154-5011) tlc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] On Fri, 22 Mar 1996, Sylvia Swift wrote: > 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] >