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Dear Me Suz

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Nate in Tucson, Arizona, says his grandmother from Nova Scotia used to express surprise with the exclamation dear me suz! It goes back to the 1820s and is likely a form of dear me, sirs! Variants include suz alive, law me suz, oh suz alive, and law suz. The phrase dear me suzappears in the slavery narrative of Peter Wheeler, and Mark Twain’s story, The $30,000 Bequest. This is part of a complete episode.

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