Date: Thu, 1 Jun 1995 22:21:02 -0400 From: James C Stalker Subject: Re: 'rush hour' . . . . . > 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!