Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Wed Jun 11 15:56:32 UTC 2008

Laurence Horn wrote:
> At 8:06 AM -0700 6/11/08, Mark Peters wrote:
>> I've wondered about squadoosh... I've only heard it on PTI too.
>> Could it be related to squat too? What a great word.
> My speculation was that it was a form of a regional Italian variant
> (from one of the regions where the final vowels are dropped), but I
> have no idea whether that's the case.

Funny, that was my speculation also, never having heard the item in
question. I guess it helps to live in an area where that's the dominant
Italian structure.

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