THE BEE'S KNEES
I missed last week's post due to a severe virus on my computer. This weeks post is a reader request, though it didn't originate on the farm, bee's are an integral part of agriculture.
Meaning: "the height of excellence,"
Origin: A bee's "corbiculae", or pollen-baskets, are located on its tibiae, the mid-segments of its legs or knees. The phrase "the bee's knees," meaning became popular in the U.S. in the 1920s.
There are a couple of other idea on what this means and I can't find who might have said it first. So have you heard another meaning for this saying? Let me know!
Farm Sayings Friday is weekly feature of Yield Starts Here. You might think your grandparents made it up, but that old saying likely goes back many years. In this feature we will figure out who said it first and what it really means! Do you have a well used saying in your family, send to us and we'll feature it in a future blog.
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