Date: Sat, 3 Feb 1996 10:10:15 CST
From: "Joan H. Hall" jdhall[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]FACSTAFF.WISC.EDU
Subject: Re: ride on a car?
Vol III of DARE will have an entry for "on" meaning 'in, into.' The first
quote is from 1836 in MA, the second is from 1938 in KY. For the specific
phrase "on a car," we have examples from 1944 in seAL, 1972 HI, and 1972 FL.
So your student is not alone!
The text and maps for Volume III were UPS'd to Harvard yesterday!