[Ads-l] kick, v, without preposition, to start working?

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 30 02:11:53 EDT 2016


You can see something similar in basketball reporting, with "tip off"
getting shortened to "tip". Compare searches on "the game tips off at" with
"the game tips at".


On Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 5:54 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <
adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:

> Many examples are visible when one performs a Google search for the
> quoted string "the game kicks at"; however, the string "the game kicks
> off at" yields many more matches.
>
> Garson
>
> On Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 5:41 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Thanks, Carson. I would point out that both soccer and football start
> with
> > a kick. Apps don't, so I still find the usage odd.
> >
> > Are the cites you found just indicative, or the only ones you were able
> to
> > locate?
> >
> > On Oct 29, 2016 5:05 PM, "ADSGarson O'Toole" <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Dan Goncharoff wrote:
> >> > I can't go thru the cites right now, but are these references to
> sports
> >> > other than football? Football starts with a kickoff; soccer doesn't.
> >>
> >> Citations exist for both football and soccer although football cites
> >> seem to occur earlier. The November 21, 1997 citation given previously
> >> was for a football game. Here is some additional text.
> >>
> >> [Begin excerpt]
> >> The 5A and 6A Football State Championship games will be played on
> >> Saturday at KSU Stadium.
> >> The 5A game kicks at 11 a.m. and pits 11-0 Liberal against 10-1 Blue
> >> Valley-Stilwell.
> >> [End excerpt]
> >>
> >> The August 16, 2001 given previously was also for a football game.
> >>
> >> [Begin excerpt]
> >> The only remedy for Bingham would be a win over the Knights on the
> >> opening night of the 2001 prep football season Friday at Bingham.
> >> . . .
> >> The game kicks at 7 p.m.
> >> [End excerpt]
> >>
> >> Here is an example of the phrase used for soccer in 2008.
> >>
> >> Date: September 11, 2008
> >> Newspaper: The Kansas City Star
> >> Newspaper Location: Kansas City, MO
> >> Section: Sports
> >> Article: Wizards make moves to prepare for Beckham
> >> Quote Page D3
> >> Database: NewsBank Access World News
> >>
> >> [Begin excerpt]
> >> "We'll start setting up (today)," said Chris Wyche, vice president of
> >> operations for the Wizards. "We'll get the majority set up Saturday
> >> morning. The game kicks at 4:07:30. And, if all goes well, within 1
> >> 1/2 hours after the game, we'll be gone."
> >> [End excerpt]
> >>
> >
>

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