[Ads-l] mulligan (golf)--warning: speculative

MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY DEVCOM AVMC (USA) 0000099bab68be9a-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Mon Jun 7 10:39:34 EDT 2021

One of Peter's early important cites is from 

The Colorado Springs Gazette, April 19, 1919, page 12.

This same article appears earlier:

Ogden UT Evening Standard Oct 12, 1918 p 17 col 3

Peter Reitan pretty definitively found the origin of "mulligan" a few years back. 
[ https://esnpc.blogspot.com/2017/05/hey-mulligan-man-second-shot-at-history.html ]

All the stories about golfers giving their names to it are false. It actually arose in baseball sports writing.

My own write up, which cribs heavily from him: [https://www.wordorigins.org/big-list-entries/mulligan ]

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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