"put the 'Kibosh on 'em" (antedating, 1834)

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Tue May 25 04:26:19 UTC 2010

Cohen, Gerald Leonard wrote:
> ....
> Forms such as "vich" for "which" or "vork" for "work" are a feature of =
> Cockney speech. They are not necessarily eastern European/German.

FWIW, in the piece in question I see not only "w" > "v" but also "v" >
"w" ("werry" for "very"). The speakers BTW are chimney sweeps.

-- Doug Wilson

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