Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Sun Jun 29 16:19:42 UTC 2008

On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 9:48 AM, Benjamin Zimmer
<bgzimmer at> wrote:
> 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
> Freeman:
> (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.)

And here's some followup schwa talk:

--Ben Zimmer

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