Maybe it's just me, but some of the stuff they say on the traffic report conjures up images in my mind that I don't think the radio announcers are trying to conjure. Here are just a few that I experience on almost a daily basis:
First is the thing that's in the way. There's one traffic reporter who refers to it as a "giant blockage on the freeway."
Next is the traffic tie-up. Maybe this comes from watching too much Dudley Do Right as a child, but this is what comes to my mind...
...and, of course, the all too familiar sideshow feature, the fender bender.
Any of those cliches get your goat?