East Jesus

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East Jesus

  1. (US) A fictional remote, backward, inhabited place.
    • c. 1954, Behan, Brendan, The Letters of Brendan Behan (1992), page 55
      So G. and I had a good piss-up together, as happy with one another as if we were both natives of East Jesus, Kansas, newly met in the Rue Scribe.
    • 1998, Barbara Kingsolver, The Bean Trees: A Novel, page 102:
      I'm just a plain hillbilly from East Jesus Nowhere with this adopted child that everybody keeps on telling me is dumb as a box of rocks.
    • 1999, Sarah Bird, Virgin of the Rodeo, page 70:
      Only gave him seventy-five for the night; said he'd get the rest if he worked a black rodeo way the hell and gone over in East Jesus, Texas.
    • 2000, David Gergen, Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership Nixon to Clinton, page 151:
      Their staffs were also well looked after—except for the French, whom we packed off to motels in East Jesus in retaliation for their high-handedness toward the American delegation when they had been hosts a year earlier.

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