[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).

http://www.digifind-it.com/maplewood/data/yearbooks/pub/1970.pdf

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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