The 1942 Season Through The Words Of The Past, 10/6/1942

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Seattle Linga's picture

Great stuff Matt 

Give Paul Brown a challenge to face and he'll always find a way to beat you. He was one amazing coach that understood how to "reach" the players. 

See you in Indy !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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Cruiser79's picture

Agree Seattle, a Charlie horse would be a deep thigh bruise as I always remember the term.

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Major H's picture

The term charley horse (one word or two?) seems to cover every kind of leg ailment from a cramp to a pulled muscle to a bruise. Treatments ranged from, "walk it off," to rest, to a bottle of snake oil. Oh, modern medical technology. Is Mike Weber suffering from a "charley horse?" Was it the snake oil that cured him?

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Matt Gutridge's picture

The term charley horse (one word or two?) 

In the articles from 1942, the Charley horse was written in a number of ways. I've seen it as two words, one word, capitalized and not capitalized. I think the editors just said, "To hell with, write it however you want."

Major H's picture

Matt, I once wrote a column for the Stars and Stripes and my editor definitely was not one of the, "To hell with it, write it however you want," people! She taught me a lot, that's for sure. In return, I gave her a good share of gray hair.

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Cruiser79's picture

When responding to what a Charley horse I gave my answer from what I remember as a kid. I just now after seeing the comments I got out the Fourth Edition of Webster's New World Dictionary and the word Charley horse is slang 1888 probably a reference to a lame horse. A cramp or soreness in a muscle, specific. of the thigh, caused by strain. 

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Major H's picture

Cruiser, I was winging it with the memories of when I was a kid, too. You sure don't hear the words "Charley horse" now-a-days. You had to raise the bar by getting a dictionary involved! LOL! Did it mention using snake oil as a cure? +1

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Cruiser79's picture

You are correct Major H about hearing that word often. After giving my first reply I thought I was right but later on in the day for some reason I started to have doubts. Then I saw your reply and decided to look the word up. I will say that was funny your comment about causing your editor to get white hairs. My long ago teachers would be happy if that's all I gave them.lol Well I'll be the Tribe just tied the game up. Have a great weekend Major H. Go Bucks!

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Major H's picture

GO BUCKS back at ya, Cruiser. And a GO TRIBE, too!

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MiamiBuckeye's picture

Whitie Korowski is such a dated-sounding name. Makes you wonder if some of the names today will seem hokey and strange in 60 years.

"porque las estirpes condenadas a cien años de soledad no tenían una segunda oportunidad sobre la tierra."

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Matt Gutridge's picture

Whitie Korowski is such a dated-sounding name. Makes you wonder if some of the names today will seem hokey and strange in 60 years.

MiamiBuckeye,
It does make you wonder. Given enough time, I think today's names will date themselves.