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Entry from January 10, 2017
“Rowing is oarsome”

"Rowing is oarsome” (oar + awesome) is a saying that has been printed on several gift items. “Oarsome twosome” was cited in 1971 newspapers and “oarsome foursome” was cited in 1992 newspapers.

“You go girl. To be rowing is oarsome (LOL)” was posted on Twitter on November 10, 2010. The portmanteau word “oarsome” has not been trademarked.


29 March 1971, Indianapolis (IN) Star, pg. 35, col. 3 photo caption:
OARSOME TWOSOME

19 July 1992, The Orange County Register (Santa Ana, CA), “Rowing Overview: Americans make strides” (AP), pg. G40:
The best men’s events are likely to be the pairs with coxswain, in which Italian brothers Giuseppe and Carmine Abbagnale are trying for a third consecutive gold medal, and fours without, in which Australia’s “Oarsome Foursome” will attempt to continue its two-year international dominance and win the nation’s first sweep gold medal.

OCLC WorldCat record
Oarsome : Mike McKay, Nick Green, James Tomkins and Drew Ginn reveal the inside story of the Oarsome Foursome
Author: Richard Yallop
Publisher: Sydney : Ironbark, 1998.
Edition/Format: Print book : Biography : English

OCLC WorldCat record
The oarsome adventures of a fat boy rower : how I went from couch potato to Atlantic rowing race winner
Author: Kevin Biggar
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Random House, 2008.
Edition/Format: Print book : Biography : English

OCLC WorldCat record
The Oarsome Twosome : an Unfinished Journey.
Author: David McMahon; Eunice Fitzclarence
Publisher: Rathmines : David McMahon Publications, July 2009.
Edition/Format: Print book : English

Twitter
Prins
‏@Prinia
@Traceyy_x you go girl. To be rowing is oarsome (LOL) - truly though, much admiration for girls who row / sail.Takes so much strength/spirit
11:57 PM - 10 Nov 2010

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Penrith Press
‏@PenrithPress
#sport Nepean Rowing Club director says rowing is ‘oarsome’: ROWING is the best fun you could have going backwar… http://bit.ly/hUCPLm
11:30 PM - 29 Mar 2011

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claire
‏@clairewajda
rowing is oarsome. lol
4:54 PM - 25 May 2011

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Shit Jokes
‏@ShitJokes
I love rowing it’s oarsome.
2:48 PM - 24 Nov 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Tuesday, January 10, 2017 • Permalink