In today’s installment of “the more you know”, Sarah Laskow writes for Slate about the history of snowboarding and how it got its name.

Sherman Poppen — the man who invented the first type of snowboard — called it the Snurfer. But when Jake Burton Carpenter invented his own brand of board, he called it a Burton Snurfboard. But Poppen had “Snurf” trademarked, and so Burton changed the name to snowboard and the rest is history. Fascinating.

Snowboarding Was Originally Called Snurfing