Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Sun Jun 29 13:48:41 UTC 2008

We talked about this word, from "Kung Fu Panda", a couple of weeks ago.
Here's a column I wrote for the Boston Globe about it, subbing for Jan

(I chose to spell it "skadoosh" instead of "skidoosh", since that's how it
appeared on a T-shirt designed by a crew member. But "skidoosh" might make
more historical sense based on the model of "skidoo". Tricky schwa.)

--Ben Zimmer

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