Date: Mon, 25 Mar 1996 12:27:14 -0600 From: Joan Houston Hall Subject: Re: gapers' block In message Fri, 22 Mar 1996 13:52:03 -0500, Allan Metcalf 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 Market." Joan Hall