[Ads-l] Jockey shorts WAS: Article on "Preppy, " "Jock, " and "Wonk" (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Mon Nov 10 19:58:48 UTC 2014


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OED has 1951 for jockey shorts
_Cornell Daily Sun_ 13 May 1936 p 6
"Jockey Shorts . . . . . . 50ยข"
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> In the November/December 2014 issue of the Yale Alumni Magazine, my
> regular=  column treats the origin of the words "preppy," "jock," and
> "wonk":
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> http://www.yalealumnimagazine.com/articles/3988/preppy-jock-and-wonk
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> In this column I discuss my long-standing theory that the three words
> all o= riginated in a tripartite classification of Harvard students,
> although I ha= ve now found that the earliest evidence for "jock" comes
> from Princeton ins= tead of Harvard.
> 
> I have posted most of the citations in this column previously on ADS-L,
> but=  one point I have not yet made on this list is that the earliest
> citation f= or "preppy," which I previously sourced to the Yale Daily
> News, Nov. 24, 19= 51, actually turns out not to be an issue of the
> Yale Daily News, but rathe= r to be a parody of the YDN produced by the
> Harvard Crimson.
> 
> Fred Shapiro
> Editor
> YALE BOOK OF QUOTATIONS (Yale University Press)
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