Home » Dictionary » exasperism

exasperism

exasperism
 n.— «For example, when the sink stopped up or the car wouldn’t start, Dad would heave a big sigh and say, “Life shore does get teejus.” Translation: “Life sure does get tedious.” It was his way of dealing with frustration in a humorous way. But it was also a great life lesson for me. Life does get “teejus” at times, doesn’t it? Tom Dodge, the sage of Midlothian, coined a great term for such expressions: “exasperisms.”» —“Maxim-izing our children: It’s the very least we can do” by Steve Blow Dallas Morning News (Texas) Jan. 11, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Further reading

Minor Planets (episode #1639)

There are eight major planets, but more than a million minor ones, including asteroids. If you discover one, you get the honor of naming it. The Dictionary of Minor Planet Names includes minor planets named for rock bands, jazz musicians, poets, and...

When I See the Night Sky, I Am Reminded of Homework

One of the celestial bodies listed in The Dictionary of Minor Planet Names(Amazon) is called Sumaura. It’s the name of the oldest private elementary school in Kobe, Japan, and was suggested by the discoverer’s son. This is part of a...