22 MAY 1941, Page 5

My note last week on the egregious word " busology

" brings information of a solecism almost more appalling. The word " autobusim "—a Greek prefix, "auto," plus a completely meaningless Latin termination "bus," plus a Hebrew plural " im," the whole written in Hebrew script—is to be seen regularly, I understand, at stopping-places for omnibuses (it only remains for some uninstructed pedant to suggest omnibi)