Antedating of "Rugger"

David A. Daniel dad at POKERWIZ.COM
Sat Jun 21 07:03:49 UTC 2014

The printed snippet at Google Books is wrong, I believe. Should be "seu
Rugger, sive Soccer" yes?

Poster:       "Shapiro, Fred" <fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU>
Subject:      Antedating of "Rugger"

rugger, n.2 (OED 1889)

1888 _Oxford Magazine_ 15 Feb. 224 (Google Books)  Golf is perhaps seven or=
 eight years old in Oxford, lawn-tennis about ten, football _seu_ Rugger, _=
sire_ Soccer, not more than sixteen or seventeen.

Fred Shapiro

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