2/20/2006

Important Winter Olympics Questions

1) Why do they call it a bobsled? and more importantly
2) Why am I not receiving royalties for the use of my name?

4 Comments:

At 9:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your name is Bob Sled?

You should sue!

(But of course you would have to pay royalties to Sue Encourt.)

 
At 11:35 AM, Blogger Dan Burrell said...

I thought it might have been because the term "Brenda Sled" was already copyrighted.

 
At 10:40 AM, Blogger brian rahn said...

Since the Germans always win, shouldn't it be a Rudbertsled?

 
At 12:41 PM, Blogger Jeff M. Miller said...

Funny,

My son (we homeschool), recently wrote a report on this. He found that it was called bobsled (bobsleigh) because back in the day the original sledders "bobbed" their heads to increase the momentum of their sled.

This is what he found according to our old Britannica set.

Good stuff.

 

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