Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Bee's Knees

The "bee's knees" is a homophone for "business" popularized during the Roaring Twenties. 

Remember Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States? He reminded the American people in 1925 that “the chief business of the American people is business.”

Silent Cal, as the president was popularly known, was a man of few words. He was from Vermont and spoke in a nasally clipped cadence. 

The Roaring Twenties - times were good, business was better, and the stock market was where you wanted to be. The term "bee's knees" became synonymous with peachy keen, twice-as-nice, the berries, great, excellent, fine, and beautiful.

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Honey Bee

Is it coincidence that the honey sticks to the bee's knees when it buzzes on its business from flower to flower?


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