[Ads-l] Kibosh

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Wed Sep 14 13:55:08 EDT 2016


I won't kibitz ... or should that be kyebitz?  Or perhaps kibbutz?

Joel


      From: Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
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 Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 1:40 PM
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I say "KYE-bosh" and I say "KIB-bosh."

I also say "tomayto" *and* "tomahto."

JL

On Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 11:41 AM, David Daniel <dad at coarsecourses.com>
wrote:

> Want to put the kibosh on kibosh? If so, how would you pronounce it?
> DAD
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> Enviada em: quarta-feira, 14 de setembro de 2016 10:53
> Para: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Assunto: Re: Kibosh
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> Poster:      Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject:      Re: Kibosh
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> Let's call the whole thing off.
>
> JL
>
> On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 7:05 PM, Douglas G. Wilson <douglas at nb.net> wrote:
>
> > I've heard mostly /k at baS'/ or /k at bOS'/ ("ka-BOSH"), and only rarely
> > (IIRC) /kaj'baS/ or /kaj'bOS/ ("KYE-bosh") ... but I haven't heard
> "kibosh"
> > spoken very often. My youth was wasted mostly in the Great Lakes area.
> > A twenty-something Pittsburgh-originated informant reports similar
> > experience with "kibosh".
> >
> > My MW3 shows both of these and my MW2 also shows both. My RHUD (1987,
> > I
> > think) also shows both. HDAS also shows both. I don't know why the
> > recent MW item shows only "KYE-bosh".
> >
> > Online old Century Dictionary (supplement, 1909) shows "ka-BOSH" or so
> > plus "kye-BOSH", but no "KYE-bosh" (incidentally this dictionary shows
> > several distinctly different _definitions_ of "kibosh"). New Century
> > Dictionary (1927 or so) shows only the "ka-BOSH" version.
> >
> > -- Doug Wilson
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