Happ-bee Valentine's Day, Ya'll!

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comfrey cottages said...

that is great gerry! happ-bee valentine's day to you 2!

KC said...

A bee's "corbiculae", or pollen-baskets, are located on its
tibiae (midsegments of its legs). The phrase "the bee's knees",
meaning "the height of excellence", became popular in the U.S. in
the 1920s, along with "the cat's whiskers" (possibly from the use
of these in radio crystal sets), "the cat's pajamas" (pyjamas were
still new enough to be daring), and similar phrases which made less
sense and didn't endure: "the eel's ankle", "the elephant's
instep", "the snake's hip". Stories in circulation about the
phrase's origin include: "b's and e's", short for "be-alls and
end-alls"; and a corruption of "business". http://www.yaelf.com/aueFAQ/mifbeesknees.shtml

Gerry Gomez Pearlberg said...

Entomological etymologies always welcome! Thanks, KC.