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

Stacey Marien smarien at american.edu
Tue Jun 7 12:07:08 PDT 2016


Thank you all for help so far!

In hockey, apparently the word "go" is used without the word "at" as in

As Garson requested, here is an example of a phrase


Stacey Marien
Acquisitions Librarian
American University Library
smarien at american.edu
202-885-3842
orcid.org/0000-0003-2608-4559

On Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 3:52 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
> wrote:

> Oxford English Dictionary staff members who are responsible for
> locating citations illustrating word senses are often faced with this
> type of problem. Your database queries are probably generating too
> many irrelevant matches. You need to judiciously select more words and
> phrases to add to your query to reduce the number of false matches.
>
> First, you may wish to compile a set of passages containing examples
> of the linguistic entity under investigation. Studying this set for
> regularities is the beginning of an iterative process.  If you share
> your set of examples with list members they may be able to provide
> further help. Also, members of the American Dialect Society mailing
> list may be able provide assistance.
>
> Garson
>
>
> 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
> > 202-885-3842
> > orcid.org/0000-0003-2608-4559
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