Bee’s Knees

Have you heard the expression, “Bee’s Knees” ? It’s current meaning is something that is excellent; however, that is not how it began. It began with the expression, “the BE all and END all” which means the central or most important element of something. That came from Shakespeare’s Macbeth. After years of use, people began to say, “Bs and Es” which sounds like “bee’s knees.” Isn’t it fascinating how expressions take twists and turns over time. Some people think that because bees collect sweet pollen on their knees that someone took that goodness to be the meaning of the expression. The new meaning became popular and we lost the old one.  As you can tell from my blog, I think God’s creation is the “bee’s knees.” 

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