[Ads-l] Antedating of "Speed Skating"

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Sat Jan 22 17:12:18 EST 2022


Yeah, yeah. When he finds something for _tiddlywinks_, then I'll be impressed ;-)

Jesse Sheidlower

On Sat, Jan 22, 2022 at 05:08:21PM -0500, Bonnie Taylor-Blake wrote:
> 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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