[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"


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

> 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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