"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Friday, 24 September 2010


A sociable (short for sociable coach) or barouche-sociable is an open, four-wheeled carriage described as 'a cross between a barouche and a victoria'. It had two double seats facing each other. It might be controlled from the interior by an owner-driver or have a box for a coachman.


  1. Yeah, of course if someone tells me about 'a cross between a barouche and a victoria' I know instantly what they are talking about :-D
    (Seriously. This was interesting.)

  2. Thank you. I have never known what they were actually called.