Short shot #40: the Snurfer

As the 2010 Winter Olympics draw to a close, the NYT Week in Review (January 28) passed on a piece from on the history of snowboarding. The story begins on Christmas morning 1965, when Sherman Poppen put two Kmart skis together and started surfing the snow in his backyard. “The Snurfer — think snow and surfer — was born and became an instant hit.”

Also think portmanteau, of course.

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