[Ads-l] Antedating of "Triple Jump"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 24 08:46:01 EST 2022


Yes, this is one of the more questionable entries I have seen in OED.  It's as if they regarded "triple jump" as a self-explanatory trivial word-combination, not worthy of being researched at all.

Fred Shapiro


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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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From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM>
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Subject: Re: Antedating of "Triple Jump"

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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