Date: Thu, 1 Jun 1995 22:21:02 -0400

From: James C Stalker stalker[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PILOT.MSU.EDU

Subject: Re: 'rush hour'

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indirectly) traffic jams: the fact that people RUSH to work or back home

during rush hours? Incidentally, in ON LANGUAGE CHANGE, Rudi Keller uses an

I had always assumed that this was the case, especially when I watched people

rush out of the office heading for the subways when I lived in NYC. It was a

stampede. Everyone did seem to be in a rush to get home or the bar or

whatever. The OED gives citations starting in 1898, so we have been rushing

for quite a long time!