The cat just scared the bejesus out of me! I’ve always said, “bejebus” in the very rare cases I’ve said it. Usually its something more akin to Carlin’s (amz) dictionary. But then I had the inkling to look “bejebus” up in dictionary.com and wikipedia.com I found nothing despite various phonetic deviances until I came across “bejesus.”
Now just what is a “bejesus“?
Used as an intensive: The bear scared the bejesus out of us.
Fortunately for those of us willing to ponder just “what comes out of us?!” there is a website devoted to the topic of “bejesuses” and that is the Bejesus Quarterly.