"go bazooka"

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Mon Feb 25 15:30:31 UTC 2008

On Feb 25, 2008, at 7:21 AM, i 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".

and, as jesse sheidlower has now suggested, "go berserk".

> so now we have another use of "bazooka", in addition to the musical
> toy and weapon senses (and, of course, Bazooka bubble gum).

and "bazookas" 'breasts', discussed here a while back.


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