Posted by TheFallen on October 17, 2003
In Reply to: Re: Giving credit posted by Bookworm on October 17, 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.
: : Or, did you mean heebie-jeebies, as in "He gives me the heebie-jeebies"?
: : Main Entry: hee·bie-jee·bies
: : Pronunciation: "hE-bE-'jE-bEz
: : Function: noun plural
: : Etymology: coined by Billy DeBeck died 1942 American cartoonist
: : Date: 1923
: : : JITTERS, CREEPS
: The above definition is from Merriam-Webster online.
... the HeeBeeGeeBees, a parody rock band from the early 80's, who sang among many other noteworthy tracks one called "Meaningless songs in very high voices".