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)

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