Ron Mackey March 13, 2006, 1 a.m. (Message 44661)
Re: language influence across the Atlantic
> Ditto the term "run-up" (generally as "run-up to the...) meaning the period > of time approaching. > Well, the origin of run-up actually applies to distance more than time even though that is what it means today. It alludes to that mysterious game called Cricket. The run-up is of vital importance - just ask any bowler.