[Ads-l] Origin of Kibosh, news story

Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at MST.EDU
Tue Dec 19 12:23:28 EST 2017

My campus put out a news story today about the book that Stephen Goranson, Matthew Little

and I recently published on the origin of the expression put the kibosh on:


Stephen, Matthew, and I feel comfortable defending the book's thesis (that kibosh derives from the

Mideastern whip known as a kurbash) and will welcome questions/discussion on the subject.

Gerald Cohen

Department of Arts, Languages, & Philosophy

Missouri University of Science & Technology

Rolla, MO 65409

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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