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[word-lover] 【整理】2008-05-11 Words and Their Stories

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now the VOA special English program: Words and stories. There are many American expressions about insects,like bees for example.bees are known as very hard workers. They always appeared to be busy, moving around in their homes and pipes. you might say you are as busy as a bee, if you spend your weekend cleaning your house. in fect, you might say your house was a beehive activity, if your whole family was helping you clean. you also might say you made a bee line on something, if you went there right away. when we go to see a moive, my friends always make a bee line for the place where he sell popcorn. here is an expression about bees that is not use much any more, but we like it anyway. we think it was first used in the 1920s. it was something best kind. it might say bees' knees. now we need we don't know how the expression was developped, in fect we don't know if bee have knees. if your friend can not stop talking about something, because she think she is very important, you might say she has a bee insherbonit. if someone ask you about personal question, you might say that is none of your bees wax. this means none of your business. speaking of a person questions, there is ax expression people offen use when children ask where do babyies come from, parents who discuss sex and reproduction say this is talking about the bees and the birds. hornet are bee like insect that sometimes attack people, if you are angry you might say you are mad like a hornit. and if you stab a hornit nest, you creat a trouble and problems.butterflies are beautiful insects, but you will not want to have a butterfly in your stomach. thay means to be neverness about having to do something, like speaking in front of crownd. you will not want ant in your pants, that is to be restless to unable to sit still, here are some expression about planobugs, another word in insects, if a friend are you doing something you do not want to do, you might ask him to leave you along or stop bugging me, your friend might tell you again and again to do something. so you might say you stop bugging your year. if you are reading a book in your warm bad in a cold winter day, you might say you are snorg and bug and in a r, and if you want someone goodnight, you might say sleep tight.donot let the big bugger beat.
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