Have you ever been accused of being a ubberneck?
By my father when I was a kid.
He made it sound like it was an awful thing,
something to be embarrassed about
if you are caught doing it.
Well, I looked it up in the dictionary.
It’s not so awful.
is to look about or stare inquisitively with great curiosity.
That’s not so bad.
ubberneck also refers to tourists and sightseers.
Not a bad thing.
Then there is the definition;
ubberneckers are people who stare and gawk,
like spectators in a courtroom or at an accident.
That’s understandable but not nice.
And ubberneckers stare or gape,
especially in a naive or foolish manner.
I don’t like that at all.
But some days there is nothing else
to do so ubbernecking happens.
Or you see something that is interesting,
curious, odd and you can’t help but
stare, gape, gawk,
That’s my post for the letter
9 thoughts on “R = rubberneck…”
My Grampy used that word, too. It drives Bill crazy when people do this while driving. Good one!
I bet Bill sees a lot of rubbernecking on the road. Probably messes up his schedule.
Such a great word! I remember people who listened in to other people’s conversations on the multi-party line of old phone systems being referred to as rubberneckers. And yet I recall that the people who said that sometimes indulged in a bit of “accidental” listening too. 😉
I remember party lines. There was always one person who knew everyone else’s business.
Rubbernecking is being curious, which I believe humans as well as animals are curious. Good post on the challenge.
Being curious and inquisitive is good and I like that definition. Without curiosity, we’d still be living in caves.
That’s for sure. Have a great weekend. ☀️
I’m sure we have all done some of that rubbernecking! Many times it ties of traffic for miles when folks want to get a look at an accident.
I never understand the accident thing. I just want to get past it without seeing any details.
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