[PW] Project-wombat Digest, Vol 86, Issue 2

William Whalen wandacanoe at gmail.com
Mon Jun 6 17:33:12 PDT 2016


Mathews DICTIONARY OF AMERICANISMS has as the first meaning of the noun
"go" --  A prize fight.

"1896 ADE Artie 3 "Get a couple o' handy boys and put on a six round go for
a finish"".
"1903 Cin Enquirer 1 Jan 4/5 "The old year went out to-night at the Empire
Theater with an advertized ten-round go between Patsy Hogan and Louisville
tommy West""

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>    1. Hockey term - "go" to mean fight (Stacey Marien)
>    2. Re: Hockey term - "go" to mean fight (Mark Carson)
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>    4. Re: Hockey term - "go" to mean fight (ADSGarson O'Toole)
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> From: Stacey Marien <smarien at american.edu>
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> Subject: [PW] Hockey term - "go" to mean fight
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> 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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> Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2016 14:53:54 -0400
> From: Mark Carson <mahousu at gmail.com>
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> Subject: Re: [PW] Hockey term - "go" to mean fight
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> 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
> > 202-885-3842
> > orcid.org/0000-0003-2608-4559
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> > Project Wombat - Project-wombat
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> Mark Carson     mahousu at gmail.com
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> Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2016 11:58:46 -0700
> From: "Sue Kamm" <suekamm at mindspring.com>
> To: <list at project-wombat.org>
> Subject: Re: [PW] Hockey term - "go" to mean fight
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> Try the Sports Library & Digital Collection.  Email the library staff at
> library at la84.org.
>
> I can't tell if the National Hockey League has a library.
>
>
>
> Your friendly neighborhood CyberGoddess,
> Sue Kamm
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stacey Marien
> Sent: Monday, June 06, 2016 11:14 AM
> To: list at project-wombat.org
> Subject: [PW] Hockey term - "go" to mean fight
>
> 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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> Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2016 15:52:26 -0400
> From: "ADSGarson O'Toole" <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com>
> To: "list at project-wombat.org" <list at project-wombat.org>
> Subject: Re: [PW] Hockey term - "go" to mean fight
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> 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
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> 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
> > _______________________________________________
> > Project Wombat - Project-wombat
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