[Ads-l] Origin of Kibosh, news story

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 29 11:31:41 EST 2017


My latest column for the WSJ is on Gerald, Stephen, and Matthew's "kibosh"
book.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/putting-the-kibosh-on-an-old-
riddle-the-source-of-the-phrase-1514564107

To circumvent the paywall, you can follow my Twitter link:

https://twitter.com/bgzimmer/status/946778875400540161


On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 12:23 PM, Cohen, Gerald Leonard <gcohen at mst.edu>
wrote:

> 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:
>
>
> http://news.mst.edu/2017/12/st-etymologist-co-authors-book-
> on-origin-of-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.
>
>
>

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