[Ads-l] Kibosh

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Sep 13 12:11:34 EDT 2016


> On Sep 13, 2016, at 11:07 AM, Margaret E. Winters <mewinters at WAYNE.EDU> wrote:
> 
> I have always heard KAY (rimes with 'my') bosh.  I associate it with a song from WWI used in "Oh What a Lovely War": 'Belgium put the kibosh on the Kaisar'.
> 
> Margaret

My pronunciation would be similar, but with strong secondary (or maybe equal) stress on the "bosh", sort of like a compound.*  I don't think I've heard it that often.

LH

*As in "That's not a car-wash, it's a guy-wash."    

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