In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- As the boyfriend and girlfriend slowly walked off, rubbernecking over their shoulders, McCraig suddenly spoke up.
- People cried out in pain as security guards brandishing flagstaffs as batons pushed back the rubbernecking crowd to allow the procession to pass.
- A number of people were starting to gather, rubbernecking at the fire.
- I didn't feel like I was watching the response; I felt like I was rubbernecking.
- Guards escorted us out of the shadows and into the morning sunlight of the street where curious neighbours rubbernecked from windows and doorways.
- The neighbors to the left of this house are out front, rubbernecking.
- But there were delays too on the eastbound carriageway as a result of drivers rubbernecking, which saw vehicles slowing down so their occupants could take a look at the accident scene rather than continuing to drive on.
- People on motorbikes, the most common means of transport in Hanoi, slowed down and rubbernecked.
- After a little more rubbernecking I took Ed to Canterbury Catherdral.
- Outside, the crowd gathering to watch the crisis grows ever louder, and we realize they're not simply rubbernecking - they're angry!
- If someone's house down the road is set alight, you can't tell me you haven't made your way slowly down the street, rubbernecking as you ‘go to the shops to buy some milk’.
- People milled around, nosily loitering and rubbernecking.
- They disappeared into their houses, embarrassed at being caught rubbernecking.
- The perfect way to rubberneck without holding up traffic; talk about a guilty pleasure.
- The camera pans around, taking in the sights, just as you would if you were rubbernecking there in person.
- As I rubbernecked, I noticed something on the road.
- Like rubbernecking at the scene of a fatal accident, I am repulsed yet, at the same time, I cannot seem to pull my eyes away.
- What should have been a ten minute trip to the Upper West Side turned into a winding adventure of gridlock, rubbernecking, loud horns and cruising endlessly for a parking space.
- It's a bit like rubbernecking around the scene of an accident.
- The strangest thing about this book is how compelling it is, and the compulsion of it is not simply that of the compulsion to rubberneck at the scene of a gruesome accident.
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