Seroco, acronym (1902)

Dave Wilton dave at WILTON.NET
Sat Sep 6 14:31:25 UTC 2003

> I think you'll find _Nabisco_ from the same era, or slightly
> earlier (1898 is the date that sticks in mind, but I'm too
> lazy to look it up).

The National Biscuit Company was established in 1898. "Nabisco" was
registered as a trademark in 1901 (; so it beats "Seroco" by a
year--at least until someone finds an 1890s cite for "Seroco," which I think
is likely.

> Richard Bailey cites an example of _colinda_ for the _Colonial
> and Indian Exhibition_ in 1886 in his book _Nineteenth-Century
> English._

Thanks. I'll have to research this one.

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