[Ads-l] Origin of Kibosh

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 12 20:36:18 EDT 2017


> Kibosh

How is this pronounced, BTW? I've heard both "KIGH-bahsh" and "kih-BAHSH"
on TV. I've never heard it in the wild. AFAIK, the term is non-occurrent in
BE.

On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 5:02 AM, Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:

> Given that American Dialect Society List was home to some of the
> discussion that in part led to it--say, e.g., George Thompson writing
> "...the common people have their own knowledge. Men from the cockney
> district may have been in Egypt & the Near East as soldiers or seamen, and
> seen the whip carried and used"-- some may be interested to know of a new
> publication:
>
>
> Origin of Kibosh: Routledge Studies in Etymology
>
> by Gerald Cohen, Stephen Goranson, and Matthew Little.
>
> Routledge (Taylor & Francis). Hardback. Illustrated. ISBN 9781138628953
>
>
> Stephen
>
> http://people.duke.edu/~goranson/
>
>
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