[Ads-l] Antedating of "Omnibus"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Oct 5 22:29:41 UTC 2020

omnibus (OED 1829)

1828 _Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle_ 4 May (19th Century U.K. Periodicals)  Among the various ingenious speculations in Paris is the establishment of a number of coaches on quite a new plan. ... The name given to this new vehicle is "Omnibus," and it is capable of containing twenty persons, ten on each side.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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