English 10: Writing Portfolio
Catholic Memorial High School
|if your looking for some intense
play and some big hits, hockey is the sport for you. hockey is a
very intense game that involves lots of skill. hand eye cordination, speed, and strength, just to
name a few. this word hockey tells us alot about the english language. the first time the word
hockey was used was in the 1600's.
the first time this word had ever been used was in Nashe Summers, Last Will and Testament in the
1600's. this word has changed numerous amounts of times. from Hooky, to Hoacky, to horkey, to
hawkie, to Hokey, to Hawkey, to the modern word we use today Hockey. The word hockey in the OED
means "the old name in the eastern countries of England for the feast of harvest-home".
This word has many other meanings such as in the American Heritage dictionary, "hockey is a
great game played with sticks and a peice of rubber" on page 405. In the Webster New World
dictionary the word hockey means "a game on ice, in which the players wear ice skates and used
curved sticks to try to drive a rubber disk into the other teams goal". In the New Standard
dictionary the word hockey means "a game played on ice by opposing players on skates who try to
drive a puck into thier opponents goal played with a hockey stick" on page 349. In these
deffinitions show what the word Hockey means today in modern English and shows how the word hockey
has changed over time to finally form these deffinitions.
The word Hockey was first used in the London Times on March1,1998 by Van Gennip. "also on the
ice, Finland, inflicted a 2-1 defeat on the already crowned olympic ice hockey champions". In
the Boston Globe the word hockey was first used on December 12,1979 by Bob Kinsley. "The US.
military academy's hockey game at West Point last night agianst Williams College". In the
New York Times the word hockey was first used on January1,1981 by (NYT):sports desk. The general
manager of Detroit Red Wings sent Bret Oeterson of Glen Falls,NY, of the American Hockey league to
Las Angelas. Thier are many other sources and places where the word hockey is used, but the ones I
chose were the biggest most known places that people know about and actually read.
A couple of other articles, and the quated sentences that the word hockey has been used in over the
last five years.Hockey Is A Fast and Fun Game with Real Family Apeal from the Sunday Times on
November24,2002."The New England hockey team is preparing for the world cup".
Hockey sees long-term Benefits. by Cathy Hariss on September26,2003. "a near capacity
crowd is expected at the National hockey stadium tommorow".
First Win for "Rag Tag" Irish ice hockey by Richard Oakley on March21,2004 in the
Sunday Times. "Irelands ice hockey team,ranked last in the world has a shortage of
players". Ice Magic from the London Times on September 26,2005. "Whatever you think you know about
the National hockey league,forget it".
Pretty much all of these deffinitions and articles on this word hockey, all somewhat have the same
meanings. I think in the future of the word hockey it will become a Russian word and will be spelt
As quoted in “The World Book Encyclopedia” the
sport soccer was arguably invented in London in 1863
In today's schools i believe that we should
continue to study and learn about british