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Re: Spelling

Posted by ESC on October 16, 2003

In Reply to: Spelling posted by Elaine on October 16, 2003

: Does anyone know how to spell "begeebees" as in "scared the begeebees out of me"?

Do you mean "bejesus"?

From Merriam-Webster online:

bejesus
Main Entry: be·je·sus
Variant(s): also be·jee·zus /bi-'jE-z&s, -'jA-, -z&z/
Function: interjection
Etymology: alteration of by Jesus
Date: circa 1908
-- used as a mild oath; used as a noun for emphasis. Scares the bejesus out of me.