Antedating of "Yalie"

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Fri Apr 18 12:25:04 UTC 2014

On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 8:45 PM, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
> Yalie (OED 1969)
> 1932 _Daily Princetonian_ 12 Apr. 2 (Online archive)  A Princeton pitcher
> invented the curve ball to bewilder the Yalies.

Fred previously found an example in the 10/29/32 Yale Daily News:

Just to reclaim this for New Haven, the YDN used "Yalies" as the
heading for the "Ten-Twenty Topics" column of 2/17/32:


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