FW: [19cBB] Cheerleading (the Tiger, Fomentology)
Cohen, Gerald Leonard
gcohen at UMR.EDU
Sun Nov 2 18:13:25 UTC 2003
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From: Paul Wendt [mailto:pgw at world.std.com]
Sent: Sun 11/2/2003 11:50 AM
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Subject: [19cBB] Cheerleading (the Tiger, Fomentology)
19ers and SABRen,
23 Oct 2003, "Re: [19cBB] Three Times Three a Tiger ?",
Larry McCray asked about and commented on cheerleading.
He sent the same item to SABR-L under the subjectline "Fomentology".
> The American Dialect Society's explanation of the utterance
> "Sis - boom - bah" is hereby welcomed.
While we wait for the ADS, I will check the Czech Association of
Cheerleaders . . .
In the 1860's students in Great Britain began cheering at competitive
sporting events and soon the idea spread to the United States.
At Princeton in New Jersey, in 1865 the first pep club was formed and
they created the first-known cheer:
"Rah rah rah
Tiger Tiger Tiger
Sis sis sis
Boom boom boom
Princeton! Princeton! Princeton!" [Kuch, page 9]
The reference is R.D. Kuch, The Cheerleaders Almanac, 1996.
Paul Wendt, Watertown MA, USA <pgw at world.std.com>
Chair, 19th Century Committee, SABR
Owner-Administrator, 19cBB (egroup at Yahoo)
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