Originally Posted by Frieda
^i guess not..
is there an english equivalent of the dutch word kijkersfile?
its what we call the traffic jam in the opposite direction of a car crash, where everyone slows down to watch the crash and a new traffic jam occurs
(kijkers=viewers/spectators, file=traffic jam)
I can't think of a word for the jam itself, but the word for those that cause the unneccesary traffic jam would be a "Rubbernecker" or a "Lookie Loo (Lou?)"...the idiots that slow down the "unaffected" side of the roadway by slowing down to stare at the accident on the affected side of the road.