[PW] Hockey term - "go" to mean fight

Mark Carson mahousu at gmail.com
Mon Jun 6 11:53:54 PDT 2016


Some idle speculation - is it related to the British slang expression "have
a go at" someone, meaning "to attack, get in a fight with"?

Mark

On Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 2:14 PM, Stacey Marien <smarien at american.edu> wrote:

> Hello all
>
> I am helping a friend trying to trace the origin of the verb "go" to mean
> "to fight" in ice hockey
>
> I have been searching historical newspapers but it seems impossible to
> isolate the word"go" in the context of hockey and fighting
>
> any tips on how to approach this?
>
> Stacey
>
>
> Stacey Marien
> Acquisitions Librarian
> American University Library
> smarien at american.edu
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