on "dope"/"doping"

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 19 16:10:26 UTC 2013

I've never had any luck getting NYT and WSJ articles "free" through
search or reference links--they always pop up locked for me, even when
the site is whitelisted with NoScript. But there are workarounds for
those who don't mind "cheating". NYT is still crackable with
Greasemonkey scripts, although those scripts had to be modified over
time, so look around if the first one fails. WSJ has always allowed
cached pages to work, so, in the Google search bar, type "cache:" then
paste the full WSJ link up to ".html"--if there are tags following .html
delete them. Here's the Doping cached page: http://goo.gl/EQ74Q3


On 8/19/2013 11:19 AM, Ben Zimmer wrote:
> My latest Wall St. Journal column is on the origin of "doping" in sports:
> http://on.wsj.com/dopingbz
> It's behind the paywall, but you should be able to get to it via Google+:
> http://plus.google.com/u/0/106145215829137347796/posts/fQAL2tbaLni
> And here is my Word Routes followup, with citations:
> http://www.visualthesaurus.com/cm/wordroutes/the-straight-dope-on-doping/
> I found "dope" as a verb meaning 'drug (a horse)' from 1873, and as a
> noun meaning 'opium for smoking' from 1883. (OED2 has 1889 for both.)
> --bgz

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