Talk:coug it

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"Coug it" was originally entered in Wikipedia, but was removed as a result of VfD. I have attempted a more neutral, less colorful treatment of the term here. Daniel Luechtefeld

Justification for deletion[edit]

Links cleaned up and appear to be from a single source and author. Is this slang noteworthy? --WRE451 03:48, 16 September 2009 (UTC)


Justification for inclusion[edit]

The term is widely-used by residents of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. The term was coined by WSU students prior to the recent run of good Cougar football.


The term is contained in these sources, which per Wiktionary guidelines span over a year. Several are drawn from newspapers:

  • Moore, Jim. The drill: Cougs may have knocked themselves out [2002]. Seattle Post-Intelligencer [sports column]. Retrieved September 6, 2005 from:

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/moore/93934_drill02.shtml

  • Moore, Jim. 'The big ugly secret' of WSU's stadium [2005]. Seattle Post-Intelligencer [sports column]. Retrieved September 6, 2005 from:

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/moore/223538_moore10.html

  • Hamilton, Keegan. Rams Snatch Defeat From the Jaws Of Victory Against Vikings [2009]. Riverfront Times [sports blog]. Retrieved October 12, 2009 from:

http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/therundown/2009/10/rams_snatch_defeat_from_the_jaws_of_victory_against_the_vikings.php

Note that journalist Jim Moore is an alumnus of WSU.

Daniel Luechtefeld 13:53, 8 September 2005 (UTC)

  • 1997 10/30, Dale Grummert, “Another dreary November?; Cougars confront, if not dwell, on issue of traditional late-season swoon”, Lewiston Tribune Online:
    Symbolic of this effort is their redefinition of the verb, "to Coug", coined by a sportswriter several years ago to describe the school's tendency to crumble in tense situations. / Players and coaches are saying "to Coug' now means precisely the opposite. / "Fourth down, 1-yard line against UCLA -- we make the stop. That's Couging it," Leaf explained. / "It was the same thing at USC. Four minutes to go, I hit Kevin (McKenzie), he makes a one-handed grab and Shawn (McWashington) gives a block to Coug it. / "The same thing happened Saturday," Leaf said of a 35-34 overtime victory over Arizona. "A two-point play, and LeJuan Gibbons and Duane Stewart Couged it. / "It's fun to change the definition of something that was supposed to be so negative."

So it probably should be just "Coug". The problem is that these are not "durably archived" AFAICT.

Never mind. Anything that we know made it into print should count. It would be nice it was from more than one paper. Is the Lewiston Tribune in print? DCDuring TALK 03:30, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

November 23, 2008 - Tacoma News Tribune sports section - HUSKIES COUG IT. Huskies lost the Apple Cup game after having the game sewn up.

  • Danny O'Neil - Danny O'Neil's power rankings [2012] - Seattle Times [sports column]. Retrieved September 23, 2012 from:

http://seattletimes.com/html/seahawks/2019235210_nflpower23.html The Danny O'Neil article uses the term in a context outside of Washington State and not related to the sport of football.

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Links cleaned up and appear to be from a single source and author. Is this slang noteworthy? --WRE451 03:49, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

If it could be attested it could be. For example if we could get three uses in newspapers reporting on the teams over more than a year's time. DCDuring TALK 11:56, 17 September 2009 (UTC)
Moving to RFV. Mglovesfun (talk) 12:19, 19 December 2009 (UTC)


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From WT:RFD#coug it

Links cleaned up and appear to be from a single source and author. Is this slang noteworthy? --WRE451 03:49, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

If it could be attested it could be. For example if we could get three uses in newspapers reporting on the teams over more than a year's time. DCDuring TALK 11:56, 17 September 2009 (UTC)
Moving to RFV. Mglovesfun (talk) 12:23, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

There are what look to be three eligible citations on the Talk page. I will format and insert them. DCDuring TALK 20:41, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

RFV failed, entry deleted. If anyone thinks they can cite this, let me know and I can restore it for you. —RuakhTALK 20:53, 16 March 2010 (UTC)