I have a grammatical construction, and I know that it is part of some dialect of American English, but I don’t know which one and I need to find out. The construction is like this:
“The team beat.”
That’s it, “beat” used like “won.” Now I know I’ve heard something like this before, but I don’t know where. Right now I am thinking it is from a Southern possibly Appalachian dialect, but until I figure out which it is I can’t elicit more such verbs from the native speakers via a finely crafted linguistic survey. And I can’t write my paper.