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an expression of surprise (esp in the phrase by jiminy)
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jiminy (cricket)

interj (US) → Menschenskind (inf)
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In the words of Jiminy Cricket to Pinnochio rather than any edifying biblical morality - "always let your conscience be your guide".
Paris, France, August 24, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Jiminy Panoz, rebel with a headband, has chosen the indie way to put the literary world on fire.
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Thankfully, trusty companion Jiminy Cricket helps Pinocchio to see the right path ahead, facing the giant whale Monstro with Geppetto at his side.
Some elements may be recalled from the Disney story although instead of Jiminy Cricket the show features Kevin Cricket.
Do you remember Pinocchio's "conscience" Jiminy Cricket singing "When you wish upon a star"?
If you're new to Kingdom Hearts, you'll feel a bit overwhelmed to begin with, but Jiminy Cricket's journal is always there to provide you with clues to what's going on.
Those celebs are among the A-listers who'll be catching "Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me." And at each performance, Martin Short's rotund alter ego, Jiminy Glick, yanks up an audience member for a mildly abusive interview.
Programme highlights include a British film premiere by Vadim Jean ( Jiminy Glick in Lalawood ( which closed the Toronto Festival to great acclaim.
And Derek (the black Jiminy Cricket) who thinks he's a great political gameplayer and bon viveur when really he's just a (very) poor man's Christopher Biggins.
And Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am pops in like a digitized version of Jiminy Cricket, chirping rudimentary love advice.
They're planning a twitter campaign a la Jiminy Cricket little words of wisdom fed into your shell-like.