The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #132499   Message #4082231
Posted By: G-Force
07-Dec-20 - 07:49 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Gridlock. Will people, especially young journalists on TV and radio, please stop using 'gridlock' to mean any old traffic congestion. It has a very specific meaning. I heard recently that the M4 was supposedly gridlocked. How can a 100-mile long straight line motorway be gridlocked?