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Autor:  Miguel Vieira
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Data:  11/ABR/2003 3:14 PM
Assunto:  Re: Beat the beejes out of!
 
Mensagem:  Bejesus = Alteration of by Jesus

It is used as an intensive: The bear scared the bejesus out of us.

Originally, it was more popular in the African-American community. However, nowadays everybody regardless of ethinicity uses this and other "Black" slangs from time to time. As an ESL student, one thing you must know is the huge contribution the speech of the Americans of African descent i.e African-Americans have made to the Standard American English (SAE). As a matter of fact, African-American Vernacular English (AAVE) has more influence over the SAE than any other language or groups of people in the United States.

Whenever you hear an American slang term, chances are it came from AAVE.

-Miguel Vieira


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Beat the beejes out of!  –  Murilo  10/ABR/2003, 11:30 AM
Re: Beat the beejes out of!  –  pat  10/ABR/2003, 8:29 PM
Re: Beat the beejes out of!  –  Emilson  14/ABR/2003, 2:49 PM
 Re: Beat the beejes out of!  –  Miguel Vieira  11/ABR/2003, 3:14 PM
Re: Beat the beejes out of!  –  pat  11/ABR/2003, 3:38 PM
Re: Beat the beejes out of!  –  Miguel Vieira  11/ABR/2003, 4:26 PM
Re: Beat the beejes out of!  –  pat  12/ABR/2003, 9:29 AM
Re: Beat the beejes out of!  –  Miguel Vieira  12/ABR/2003, 3:19 PM
Re: Beat the beejes out of!  –  pat  13/ABR/2003, 9:18 AM
Re: Beat the beejes out of!  –  Miguel Vieira  13/ABR/2003, 3:33 PM
Re: Beat the beejes out of!  –  pat  14/ABR/2003, 8:57 AM

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