"go bazooka"

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Mon Feb 25 15:25:54 UTC 2008

On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 07:21:08AM -0800, Arnold M. Zwicky wrote:
> "go bazooka" (roughly, 'exploded') was new to me, though you can
> google up other examples.  presumably extending the weapon sense of
> "bazooka", perhaps influenced by "go ballistic" and "go bananas".

I'd add "go berserk" to the list; certainly it was my first guess
for influence on phonological grounds.

Jesse Sheidlower

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