[Ads-l] Antedating of "Cross Country Skiing"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 24 08:43:32 EST 2022


Amy,

I don't know that the article in question will help you at all, but I'll try to email it to you from newspapers.com.

Fred Shapiro


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Subject: Re: Antedating of "Cross Country Skiing"

On 1/23/22 00:00, ADS-L automatic digest system wrote:
> Date:    Sun, 23 Jan 2022 02:25:24 +0000
> From:    "Shapiro, Fred"<fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU>
> Subject: Antedating of "Cross Country Skiing"
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> cross-country skiing (OED 1938)
>
> 1914 Ottawa Citizen 24 Jan. 14/8

This one piques my interest as it relates to the history of skiing,
specifically in the differentiation between nordic/alpine,
cross-county/downhill. It's my understanding that there wasn't any real
differentiation until the development of mechanized tows/pulls/lifts.
This is a bit earlier than the period that I know of that happening.

Fred, do you have a key word in context snippet for this instance?

---Amy West

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From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of Amy West <medievalist at W-STS.COM>
Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2022 9:53 AM
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Subject: Re: Antedating of "Cross Country Skiing"

On 1/23/22 00:00, ADS-L automatic digest system wrote:
> Date:    Sun, 23 Jan 2022 02:25:24 +0000
> From:    "Shapiro, Fred"<fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU>
> Subject: Antedating of "Cross Country Skiing"
>
> cross-country skiing (OED 1938)
>
> 1914 Ottawa Citizen 24 Jan. 14/8

This one piques my interest as it relates to the history of skiing,
specifically in the differentiation between nordic/alpine,
cross-county/downhill. It's my understanding that there wasn't any real
differentiation until the development of mechanized tows/pulls/lifts.
This is a bit earlier than the period that I know of that happening.

Fred, do you have a key word in context snippet for this instance?

---Amy West

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