Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Wed Jun 11 21:34:14 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 4:34 PM, Marc Velasco <marcjvelasco at> wrote:
> Squadoosh morphing?
> These rates both gave the spark and the squadoosh to the real estate craze
> by allowing super-low intro rates and then steadily raising those rates.
> More datapoints will tell the story.

Ah, there it's being used on the model of "kibosh", filling the frame
of "give the X to".

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