[Ads-l] Antedating of "Speed Skating"

Bonnie Taylor-Blake b.taylorblake at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 22 17:08:21 EST 2022


Thanks to Fred, all these great winter-sports antedatings have put me in
the mood for the upcoming Winter Olympics. (Great work, Fred!)

— Bonnie

On Sat, Jan 22, 2022 at 5:05 PM Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:

speed skating (OED 1885)
>
> 1881 Nottinghamshire Guardian 18 Mar. 5/6 (Newspapers.com)  Until recently
> in the neighborhood of Nottingham speed-skating had been very little
> practised, figure-skating being preferred.
>
> Fred Shapiro
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