The news generated a tremendous surge in Twitter traffic, with tweeters in California, New York, and Texas leading the charge.
That officer believed my fair-skinned son was white, according to the traffic citation I examined.
“This is much more than a traffic jam at the border,” Dominique Searle, editor of the Gibraltar Chronicle told The Daily Beast.
But it turns out that Google is having to spend more to get traffic.
The exception: LATimes.com got 3.5 percent of its traffic through tweets.
We happened then to cross the street, and the traffic prevented us from speaking.
traffic was intense, and had reached what might be supposed its acme.
Look at traffic lights and door locks and all the security systems on television and in the movies.
By this traffic Germany had survived for a century and a half.
Every increment in the St. Louis traffic, moreover, was surely theirs for ever.
c.1500, "trade, commerce," from Middle French trafique (mid-15c.), from Italian traffico (early 14c.), from trafficare "carry on trade," of uncertain origin, perhaps from a Vulgar Latin *transfricare "to rub across" (from Latin trans- "across" + fricare "to rub"), with the original sense of the Italian verb being "touch repeatedly, handle."
Or the second element may be an unexplained alteration of Latin facere "to make, do." Klein suggests ultimate derivation of the Italian word from Arabic tafriq "distribution." Meaning "people and vehicles coming and going" first recorded 1825. Traffic jam is 1917, ousting earlier traffic block (1895).
1540s, from traffic (n.) and preserving the original commercial sense. Related: Trafficked; trafficking. The -k- is inserted to preserve the "k" sound of -c- before a suffix beginning in -i-, -y-, or -e- (cf. picnic/picnicking, panic/panicky, shellac/shellacked).