[Ads-l] Antedating of "Triple Jump"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 23 08:29:04 EST 2022


Back when the long jump was still called the "running broad jump," as
opposed to the standing broad jump. Those were
the good old days!

On Sun, Jan 23, 2022 at 7:50 AM Charles C Doyle <cdoyle at uga.edu> wrote:

> In my old days (possible older than Larry's) I believe it was "hop, STEP,
> and jump."
>
> --Charlie
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> Didn't it used to be called the hop, skip & jump in the old days (i.e. my
> old days)?
>
> LH
>
> On Sat, Jan 22, 2022 at 11:20 PM Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Remarkable that OED2 didn't have anything earlier than 1964, considering
> > that "triple jump" has been an Olympic event since the inaugural 1896
> > Games.
> >
> > On Sat, Jan 22, 2022 at 9:04 PM Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > triple jump (OED 1964)
> > >
> > > 1883 St. Louis Globe-Democrat 9 Nov. 8/2 (Newspapers.com)  In making
> > > double and triple jumps, Hamilton clears only a short space on the
> first
> > > jump, and then bounds into the air and covers ground at an astonishing
> > rate
> > > in successive jumps.
> > >
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