Google Ngrams: Transportation

thought it would be an interesting ngrams.googlelabs.com comparison to track the popularity of the words ‘ship’, ‘train’ and ‘car’ through the past 200 years in English language books. It’s interesting that trains never quite caught up to ships before they were both overtaken by cars. Ships ruled the day for quite a long time, longer than I suspected (into the 1970’s) …

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