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#1 concert andy

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:09 PM

In Philly they say "Gaper" delay. What is a gaper?

I am accustom to rubber knecking.

Gaper makes me giggle every time i hear it.

#2 TEO

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:10 PM

Rubber necking

#3 JBetty

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:11 PM

Someone who gapes = Gaper - I like it!

#4 JBetty

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:14 PM

I also like Gawker and Ogler.

#5 Tim the Beek

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:15 PM

Rubbernecking.

#6 Java Time

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:16 PM

Rubber necking


rubber necking or as I like to say...assholes who cause traffic cause they ain't never seen a fuhkn traffic accident before :rolleyes:

like yesterday, the day before that, the day before that day.... :funny1:

#7 Mind Left Body

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:17 PM

Rubber necking


This ^^

#8 Spidergawd

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:17 PM

In the Chicago area they usually refer to it as a "gaper's block".

We also have "sunshine delays".

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:29 PM

In the Chicago area they usually refer to it as a "gaper's block".

We also have "sunshine delays".


We also have Sun Glare delays "in the usual spot" every morning.

#10 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:32 PM

I call them morons, usually. But I believe the proper nomenclature is rubber necking.

#11 Spidergawd

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:34 PM

I call them morons, usually. But I believe the proper nomenclature is rubber necking.


I call them that too. :lol:

Nomenclature, however, does seem to vary regionally.

#12 u.s.blues

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:40 PM

rubbernecking

#13 hoagie

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:42 PM

We also have Sun Glare delays "in the usual spot" every morning.


I know that spot

#14 B. Diddy

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:51 PM

I bet every single one of you who are talking shit have slowed down to look at a bad accident across the road.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:54 PM

I bet every single one of you who are talking shit have slowed down to look at a bad accident across the road.



Damn right! Don't want to rear-end the moran in front of me!

#16 u.s.blues

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:58 PM

I bet every single one of you who are talking shit have slowed down to look at a bad accident across the road.


no. i'll sometimes look, but not if i have to slow down traffic.

#17 concert andy

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:59 PM

I bet every single one of you who are talking shit have slowed down to look at a bad accident across the road.


Only if it is really horrific. Otherwise I get mad at everyone around me and yell things like....

"That is what you were looking at?!" "This caused a 30 minute delay!?"

"YOU MORANS!"

#18 TEO

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:00 PM

Please point out shit talking.

#19 SunshineDrummer

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:10 PM

Rubbernecking.

Have also heard people who do this referred to as "looky-loos."

#20 B. Diddy

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:20 PM

Please point out shit talking.


The fact that you can't recognize shit talking in 15 posts says a lot.

#21 TEO

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:29 PM

Not to fret I was able to see the post meant to rile up a bunch of folks who had previously posted. :winkydinky:

#22 JBetty

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:31 PM

Seems we're going to need a :winkydinky: thingy.

#23 TEO

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:32 PM

Should it look like a chicken neck?

#24 Jwheelz

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:34 PM

I think it just saying :winkydinky: is funnier.... :winkydinky:



:lol:

#25 JBetty

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:38 PM

A chicken neck? Plucked or unplucked?

#26 Java Time

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:38 PM

I bet every single one of you who are talking shit have slowed down to look at a bad accident across the road.


nope...fortunately there are always idiots in front o' me that stop and look...I've learned to notice the accident before I actually pass by it...but if it looks gnarly yes...I'll be one of those idiots as well

#27 crazysage

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:40 PM

Jackassery

#28 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:42 PM

In Europe, they erect screens on roadside accidents to curtail sunseekers.

#29 Spidergawd

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:53 PM

How 'bout this?

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Or this?

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#30 Spidergawd

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:54 PM

Seems we're going to need a :winkydinky: thingy.


How 'bout this?

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Or this?

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#31 Spidergawd

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:54 PM

Whoops - double postie.

#32 B. Diddy

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:57 PM

Not to fret I was able to see the post meant to rile up a bunch of folks who had previously posted. :winkydinky:


You really think I'm trying to 'rile up a bunch of folks' here? You really think my post up there was worth singling out, asking me to pointg out to what I was referring? Is the post where you're singling me out and challenging my assertion not 100% more likely to 'rile up' people, namely me? Well, it worked.

I tell you what riles me up...being called out for absolutely no reason, having it insinuated that what I'm posting is not appropriate, followed by a 'winky face' to make it half just-kidding.

This place has been going downhill for years, and I think it's close to hitting bottom, and I think I'm done with it. And you know what, Renee? I think a lot of the problems can be laid right at your power-tripping, mean-spirited (winky face) way of doing your 'job' around here. My wife came around to ask people to vote for her in a contest. She doesn't post much, but she posts. Your response was 'maybe now you'll come by a part of this community again'. You think that made her feel good? You spread more negativity and strife through what's left of this commnuity than any half-wit troll who comes around here, because you do it from a position of power.

Well, I'm done with it. I'm done with watching this place go downhill, and hanging around because I loved what it once was. I'm not 'leaving the board forever', but I'm not checking back here every day to see what's going on. Looking at the pictures in the old school boardie thread above has reminded me of what this place used to be, and brothers and sisters, this ain't what it used to be. My level of frsutration with this place and how it's policed has reached the breaking point. I wish you all well, and I really wish this had gone another way.

Peace. B. Diddy out. I'm on facebook if you want to reach me.

#33 SunshineDrummer

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:00 PM

Whoops - double postie.


:doublyposty: ?

#34 TEO

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:01 PM

:lol: No one said it was not appropriate. p.s. I still love you as much as I did when on the rv of love. :heart:

(Note: I am also a boardie, and as such allowed to participate as a boardie. There is no reason to construe every post as administrative.)

Sorry to Randy, I thought she could take a teasing, especially since she has another message board she created.


Be well :smile:

#35 Spidergawd

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:01 PM

FWIW Diddy, I still consider folks here, yourself included, to be brothers and sisters. :heart:

#36 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:02 PM

I thought Thursday was panties in a bunch day? :dunno:

(I keed, Diddy. But peace to you)

#37 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:02 PM

How 'bout this?

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Or this?

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Those look more like JOTCOM emoticons.

#38 Spidergawd

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:03 PM

Those look more like JOTCOM emoticons.


:lol:

Yup, but the connection still seems apropos to me.

#39 u.s.blues

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:08 PM

i think i might be rubbernecking this thread :bowl:

#40 concert andy

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:32 PM

You really think I'm trying to 'rile up a bunch of folks' here? You really think my post up there was worth singling out, asking me to pointg out to what I was referring? Is the post where you're singling me out and challenging my assertion not 100% more likely to 'rile up' people, namely me? Well, it worked.

I tell you what riles me up...being called out for absolutely no reason, having it insinuated that what I'm posting is not appropriate, followed by a 'winky face' to make it half just-kidding.

This place has been going downhill for years, and I think it's close to hitting bottom, and I think I'm done with it. And you know what, Renee? I think a lot of the problems can be laid right at your power-tripping, mean-spirited (winky face) way of doing your 'job' around here. My wife came around to ask people to vote for her in a contest. She doesn't post much, but she posts. Your response was 'maybe now you'll come by a part of this community again'. You think that made her feel good? You spread more negativity and strife through what's left of this commnuity than any half-wit troll who comes around here, because you do it from a position of power.

Well, I'm done with it. I'm done with watching this place go downhill, and hanging around because I loved what it once was. I'm not 'leaving the board forever', but I'm not checking back here every day to see what's going on. Looking at the pictures in the old school boardie thread above has reminded me of what this place used to be, and brothers and sisters, this ain't what it used to be. My level of frsutration with this place and how it's policed has reached the breaking point. I wish you all well, and I really wish this had gone another way.

Peace. B. Diddy out. I'm on facebook if you want to reach me.


Whoa.

#41 In A Silent Way

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:41 PM

I call them morons, usually. But I believe the proper nomenclature is rubber necking.


I prefer to call them assholes.

#42 Julius

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:12 PM

Out here on the left coast if there's an accident where an ambulance came, it is called an "Injury accident" on the radio traffic reports and that's become part of the local vocabulary. I'd never heard that before. Is that unique to out here?

#43 TEO

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:05 PM

http://www.gathering...tragic-and-sad/

#44 Ginger Snap

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:11 PM

"FUCKING GOOO!!!!!!!!!!!" I think that's what it's called as that's what I call out when said situation occurs.

#45 china cat

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:13 PM

I bet every single one of you who are talking shit have slowed down to look at a bad accident across the road.


was gonna say this. I saw a flipped car the other night. everyone in front of me slowed to look. I did as well.

think the term I'd use to describe this behavior is human curiosity.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:21 PM

just read through the rest of this thread.

Jebus cripes

love you guys <3

#47 Dr. Lostreality

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:27 PM

rubbernecking.

#48 Lostsailr

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:42 PM

Dumb F*@ks

#49 TEO

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:57 PM

Gawkers

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:00 AM

misdemeanor offenders, tho I'd make it a felony if I could....