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#106392 - 06/24/03 10:22 PM kibosh  
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I haven't heard this word for a long time. Wow and BYB used it a year ago, but it was not defined. For discussion see:
http://www.worldwidewords.org/articles/kibosh.htm


#106393 - 06/25/03 03:47 AM Re: kibosh  
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My husband uses kibosh frequently, but pronounces it KYE-bosh. (He grew up in Pennsylvania and New York states).

I grew up in California and have always heard it pronounced kah-BOSH. To squelch or put a curse on something?

Unexpected thundershowers put the kibosh on our plans to swim the lake.




#106394 - 06/25/03 07:33 AM Re: kibosh  
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I've always heard it as 'kyebosh'. Dr Bill's link to Quinion has some interesting history and speculation. Apparently the word was first used here in London and appears in a work by Dickens.


#106395 - 05/28/04 02:35 PM Re: kibosh  
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M-W puts the kibosh on both the Yiddish and Irish notions of derivation here: http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/mwwod.pl


#106396 - 07/14/05 01:40 AM Re: kibosh  
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did someone put the kibosh on posting down here?

I've always said KYE-bosh, too...



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#106397 - 07/16/05 09:38 PM Re: kibosh  
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> posting down here

At least the air's cleaner with no obvious iggrification ~ there's no-one putting the kibosh on every thread in sight!


#106398 - 07/16/05 10:17 PM Re: iggrification  
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ha, mav! GMTA. :-x


#106399 - 07/16/05 10:56 PM Re: kibosh  
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> At least the air's cleaner with no obvious iggrification

'twas my very thought...

<smile>



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#106400 - 07/22/05 03:56 PM Re: kibosh  
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Yeah, kinda nice down here below the fold...

I've heard both kah-BOSH and KYE-bosh. Grew up and still live in Ohio.



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#106401 - 08/15/05 09:12 PM Re: kibosh  
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New York City here, as least formative-years-wise. (Upper Bronx, at that.) Definitely KYE-bosh.


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