[Ads-l] Antedating of golf term "mulligan" to 1919--in cricket!!

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jun 18 02:55:01 UTC 2016

Remarkable discovery, Sam. Thanks for sharing it. Perhaps someone who
understands cricket can help us to learn more about the context.

The top of the page (listing the date) was cut off. But the top of the
page was visible on the previous page, and the date of April 19, 1919
was visible.

On Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 8:10 PM,  <sclements at neo.rr.com> wrote:
> Using GenealogyBank, a full page article entitled "Why Our Baseball Is Better Than British Cricket."
> _The Colorado Springs Gazette_ 19 April 1919, 12/3.
> "If it is a bad ball, "off the wicket," he may take a "mulligan" at it and knock it over the fence, "out of bounds" they call it."
> Now, I'm not at all a cricket person so, if I've misinterpreted this, please let me know.
> Sam Clements
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> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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