[Ads-l] Antedating of "Ultimate Frisbee"

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 19 12:46:07 EST 2022

I tracked down the 1970 yearbook of Columbia High School, but there's no
"ultimate Frisbee" there. Instead, the team was called "C.H.S. Varsity
Frisbee Squad" (p. 197).


On Wed, Jan 19, 2022 at 9:20 AM Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:

> ultimate Frisbee (OED 1972)
> 1971 The Item of Millburn and Short Hills (Millburn, N.J.) 9 Dec. 11/3
> (Newspapers.com)  Officially known as "Ultimate Frisbee," the game, played
> with a saucer-shaped plastic disc about the size of a record album, was
> originated four years ago by students at Columbia High School.
> Fred Shapiro

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