[Ads-l] Antedating of "Triple Jump"

Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Sun Jan 23 07:50:09 EST 2022


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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