British bias in the OED :-)

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Dec 17 19:24:48 UTC 2012

At 12/17/2012 12:29 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>Harvard is among the schools that refer to their "athletes" by color.

I note that the color of my other alma mater also is neglected by the
OED.  And this is the college that was chartered in the short 17th
century, and at times called the new Cambridge university.  British
visitors to New England were often very confused.

Yale and Columbia also refer to their athletes by color.  See Google.


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