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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

The Bee's Knees

The Bee's Knees.....DO bees have knees?  Yes they do.   This expression became popular during the 'flapper' era and indicated excellence.   That show was the 'bee's knees', as an example.   The saying makes absolutely no sense as a bees knees are nothing to write home about and are even hairy.

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  1. It rhymes at least, and makes as much sense as stuff they say today.

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    1. I believe something 'cool' is now referred to as 'sick' unless that too is outdated. I think I'll stick with the hairy bees knees.

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  2. I haven't heard The Bee's Knees in ages. I'm not sure what they say now.

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    1. dang it, I've always used that expression. I have no idea what anybody else is saying.

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  3. I had to google images of bees knees and sure enough, they do have knees. I think I shall attempt a come-back of that expression..."This post is the bees knees". LOL

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    1. This post is a bees hairy knees....thanks....I think.

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  4. And cat's pajamas - what's up with that one too?

    Actually, don't bees load up the pollen on their hairy knees? Perhaps this needs an in-depth investigation.

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    1. Apparantly they do keep the pollen on their hairy knees. Who knew? Well....maybe an entomologist.

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  5. Delores, I've noticed bee legs are divided into 5 or 6 segments, connected by bee's knees certainly but I suspect some of the joints are elbows. When I ask them about it, they fly away as though I've been rude.

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    1. I hope you didn't refer to their joints as hairy...that may have offended them.

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  6. Sayings like 'the bees knees', or 'the cat's whiskers' just don't seem so popular now ...
    Shame ...

    All the best Jan

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