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Previously on the Charles Fudgemuffin blog I've taken a look at various silly sayings found in the English language. There are many more stupid Engish sayings though, so here are five more...
|"Look at the knees on that bee! Wow! Amazing!"|
1) The bee's knees
This is a weird English saying which refers to something which is excellent or outstanding. However, if you ask me, knees aren't particularly impressive, and if I was to be impressed by a pair of knees then I very much doubt that they would belong to a bee!
There are various theories on how this saying originated, but the most plausible is that the saying originated as 'the be all and end all'. This was then shortened to 'the Bs and Es', and if you say this really fast it sounds a bit like 'the bee's knees'.
So it's not as stupid as it sounds after all! Although, admittedly it's still quite stupid.