Friday, April 23, 2010

The Bees Knees

Bees Knees
Some will say that the expression means something small and insignifigant. You'll have to agree, the knee of a bee is pretty itty-bitty.
However another school of thought is an expression from the 1920's which stated, "The be all and end all of everything." in reference to a disaster. This was too long, so it was shortened to the "B's and E's" which was mispronounced as the "Bee's Knees".
There are other ideas out there that the knee on a bee, being so tiny yet so powerful is a work of art.

1 comment:

Marta said...

Cool background on the saying. I did not know the history of it and always thought it was an unusual saying. Cool shot of the bee.

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