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On the button

Posted by Gary Martin on February 20, 2010 at 14:11

In Reply to: On the button posted by Suzanne on February 20, 2010 at 10:27:

: Did "on the button" originate from the curling term "button"?

That's a plausible notion. The game is old, although I don't know when players started calling the centre of the target the button. Early newspaper citations of 'on the button' mainly relate to boxing, i.e. 'on the chin'. As yet, I've not been able to find any documented link between 'on the button' and curling.