From: email@example.com (Eric Hagerstrom) Organization: Express Access Online Communications, USA Date: 13 Apr 95 10:46:53 References: 1
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Marc Richard Wollemborg <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >I've always held the opinion that only 747s are Jumbos; but I have read >several articles in which other wide-body passenger jets (such as the >A300, 767, etc.) are referred to as "jumbo jets". "Jumbo" was coined in the late sixties by the popular culture & media to describe behemoths that would soon descend upon airports and disgorge teeeming masses into terminals. At that time the aircraft referred to were the 747, DC-10 and L-1011. I think we can retire the word as archaic like "microcomputer" or "letter-quality printer" or "color TV".