[lit-ideas] Re: Rubbernecking

  • From: "Paul Stone" <pastone@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 14:57:13 -0400

I think we may here be seeing English changing.  I would guess that
British people, my father included, thought "rubbernecking" an
interesting term and extended the meaning.


I might add that my father is also "british" and I've never heard anyone
native of Canada (other than anglophile media people) say "rubbernecking"
unless they, like me, had British parents.


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