Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 17 17:34:24 UTC 2013

Of course, it did not take long for some to try to tag the yet-unknown
Boston Marathon bombing culprit as the "Marabomber". Oddly enough, this
is not the first appearance of this word. I can't quite tell if the page
below is referring to the word being used in Sports Illustrated or
coined later, but it appears to be original.

Here's another reference to a similar article in Runner's World, August

The abstract suggests that "local newspapers" came up with the tag.

I suspect, BZ is already on the case ;-)


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