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

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Now the VOA special English programe "Words and Stories".
There are many American expressions about insects, like bees, for example. Bees are known as very hard workers. They always appear to be busy, moving around in their homes or pivers. So, you might say you were "as busy as a bee", if you spend you weekend cleaning your house. In fact, you might say your house was a "bee-hife" of a affectivity, if your hole family was helping you clean. You also might say you made a "bee-line" for something, if you win there, right away. When we go to see a movie, my friend always makes a bee-line for the place where there sell pupcorn. Here is an expression about bees, that is not use much anymore, but we like it anyway. We think it was first used in the 1920s. It's something was a bastivy's kind, you might say it was the "bees nease". Now we admit the we do not know how this exprssion developed. In fact, we do not even know if bees have nease. If your friend cannot stop talking about something, because she thinks it is important, you might say she has a "bee in her bonit". If someone asks you a personal question, you might say that is "none of your bees' wekers". This means, none of you business. Speaking of personal questions, there is an expression people sometimes use, when their children ask, where do babies come from. Parents who disgarss sex and repreduction, say this is talking about the birds and bees. Hornites are bee like insects that sometimes attect people, if you are really angry, you might say you are "mad as a hornite". And if you strounber hornits' nest, you create trouble or problems. Butter-flies are beautiul insects, but you would not want to have a butter-flies in your stomik, that means to be nerious about having to do something, like speaking in front of crowd. You would also not want to have ants in your pants, that is to be restless and unable to sit stale. Here are some expressions about play no burgers, another word for insects. If a friend keeps asking you to do something you do not want to do, you might ask him to leave you alone or stop bunging me. A friend also might tell you again and again to do something, if so, you might say he put a bunge in you ear. If yoou were reading a book and you want bad on the cold winter's day, yo might say you were snarge as a bunge in a roll. And if you wish someone goognight, yoou might say sleep tight, don't left the bid bunges bite.
This's VOA special English program, with written by Shary Gorister. I'm Fad Loferders. You can find more words and stories at VOA special English.com.
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