Etymologie, Etimología, Étymologie, Etimologia, Etymology
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Bee's Knees - Rose

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bee's knees (W3)

Die "Kniee der Bienen" sind auch ein Beispiel, wie sich Bedeutungen von Worten in ihr Gegenteil verkehren können. Laut dem Newsletter von OWAD vom 30.11.2003 bedeutete dieser Ausdruck zunächst eine unvorstellbar kleine Sache; wenn die Biene schon so klein ist - wie klein ist dann erst ihr Knie. Es bezeichnete also "etwas sehr kleines" und "unbedeutendes" ("insignificant"). In diesem Sinne kann es in einem Brief aus dem Jahre 1797 nachgewiesen werden ("It cannot be as big as a bee’s knee").
 
Aber da kleine Dinge oft entscheidend sein können, wandelte sich die Bedeutung Anfang des 20.Jh. in ihr genaues Gegenteil - zu "wichtig" bzw. "excellent".

Engl. "to be the bee's knees" = dt. "das Größte sein" entstand in den 1920er Jahren in den USA. In dieser Zeit fand man Gefallen an unsinnigen Formulierungen, und wenn sich das ganze noch reimte, war die Begeisterung groß.

In diesem speziellen Fall haben möglicherweise die "Knie" des in den 1920er Jahren weltberühmten Charleston-Tänzers "Bee Jackson" eine Rolle gespielt.

Ausser dieser gibt es jedoch noch einige andere Erklärungsversuche.

Im 19. Jh. bezeichnete engl. "Bee's knee" etwas unscheinbares.

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1923, a survivor of a fad around this year for slang terms denoting "excellence" and based on animal anatomy. Also existed in the more ribald form bee's nuts. Other versions that lasted through the century are cat's whiskers (1923), cat's pajamas, cat's meow. More obscure examples are canary's tusks, cat's nuts and flea's eyebrows. The fad still had a heartbeat in Britain at the end of the century, as attested by the appearance of dog's bollocks in 1989. Bee's knee was used as far back as 1797 for "something insignificant."


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What is the origin of the phrase 'the bee's knees'?

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Something that is the "bee's knees" is stylish and the height of excellence. It is sometimes explained as being from an Italian-American way of saying "business". I've also heard it argued that it is properly "Bs and Es", an abbreviation for "be-alls and end-alls".
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Goldene Langspielplatte (W3)

Die "Goldene Langspielplatte" wurde 1958 zum ersten Mal vom Verband der Musikindustrie in den USA (Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)) für den Soundtrack von "Oklahoma!" verliehen.

Seltsamerweise findet man dazu kaum Informationen im Netz. Und der Beitrag in "Deutschlandradio Kultur" vom 08.07.2008, ca. 16:45h, ist auch nicht im Netz zu finden.

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pumpkineer (W3)

Der engl. "pumpkineer" setzt sich zusamen aus "pumpkin" = "Kürbis" und "engineer". Es bezeichnet jemanden, der seine Kraft in die Züchtung großer Kürbisse steckt.

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25 Sites We Can't Live Without

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Awards

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Top Ten Word Lists of 2000

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Top Ten Words of 2000 Best New Product Names Best Corporate Name Change Worst Corporate Name Changes Word that has 'pulled a 180' in meaning Top corporate clichés (phrase) Top corporate buzzwords (single word or acronym) Top Corporate Buzzwords (compound word) Top Color-related Words Top Internet-related Words Top Advertising Word Top Sports Words Top Political Words Possible Future Evolution of the Word 'chad'


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Top Ten Words of 2001 Special California Bonus Word Top Ten Names of 2001 Top Ten 9/11-related Words Top Ten California Youthspeak Top Phrases of 2001 Best New Product Names Worst New Product Name Best Corporate Name Change Worst Corporate Name Changes Top Corporate Clichés (phrase) Top Color-related Words Top Internet-related Words Top Sports Words


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Top Ten Words of 2002 Top Ten Personal Names of 2002 Top Ten California Youthspeak Words Bonus California Youthspeak Phenomenon of Note Top Phrases of 2002 Top 5 Words Miscoined by President Bush (Bushisms) Best New Product Names Worst New Product Names Best Corporate Name Change Worst Corporate Name Changes Top Corporate Words or Phrasees Top Internet Words Moving into Widespread Use Top Color-related Words Top Sports-related Words Top Five Most Misspelled Words


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Top Ten Words of 2003 Top Ten Personal Names of 2003 Top Ten Youthspeak Words Bonus Youthspeak Phenomenon of Note Top Phrases of 2003 5 Top Mispronunciations by President Bush in 2003 SOURCES Best New Product Names Worst New Product Names Top Enron Inspired Words Top Internet Words Moving into Widespread Use Top Sports-related Words Top Word Trends in Pop Music Names


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Beard, Robert
The 100 Most Beautiful Words in English

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Here are the 100 most beautiful words in English. How do we know we have the most beautiful? They were chosen by Robert Beard, who has been making dictionaries, creating word lists, and writing poetry for 40 years. For five years he wrote the Word of the Day at yourDictionary.com and since 2004 he has written up 1500 words in the series, So, What's the Good Word? here at alphaDictionary. Below is a select list of his favorite words that he used in his poetry — or wishes he had.

Dr. Beard's book is a collection of the loveliest words in the English language, carefully researched and written up in small one-page essays designed to help increase the beauty of our conversations and our understanding of how and why we speak the ways we do. The book is the handbook for lovers for it contains an essay on what makes words beautiful so that the reader may go beyond the book in beautifying his or her speech. It also explains how English is interrelated with other languages in the world and why so many of our most beautiful words are borrowed from them. The book is printed in large easy-to-read type, great for travel since you may start and stop on any page.
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| Ailurophile | Assemblage | Becoming | Beleaguer | Brood | Bucolic | Bungalow | Chatoyant | Comely | Conflate | Cynosure | Dalliance | Demesne | Demure | Denouement | Desuetude | Desultory | Diaphanous | Dissemble | Dulcet | Ebullience | Effervescent | Efflorescence | Elision | Elixir | Eloquence | Embrocation | Emollient | Ephemeral | Epiphany | Erstwhile | Ethereal | Evanescent | Evocative | Fetching | Felicity | Forbearance | Fugacious | Furtive | Gambol | Glamour | Gossamer | Halcyon | Harbinger | Imbrication | Imbroglio | Imbue | Incipient | Ineffable | Ingénue | Inglenook | Insouciance | Inure | Labyrinthine | Lagniappe | Lagoon | Languor | Lassitude | Leisure | Lilt | Lissome | Lithe | Love | Mellifluous | Moiety | Mondegreen | Murmurous | Nemesis | Offing | Onomatopoeia | | Palimpsest | Panacea | Panoply | Pastiche | Penumbra | Petrichor | Plethora | Propinquity | Pyrrhic | Quintessential | Ratatouille | Ravel | Redolent | Riparian | Ripple | Scintilla | Sempiternal | Seraglio | Serendipity | Summery | Sumptuous | Surreptitious | Susquehanna | Susurrous | Talisman | Tintinnabulation | Umbrella | Untoward | Vestigial | Wafture | Wherewithal | Woebegone


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Robert E. Beard (1938- ) is a linguist whose specialty is morphology (the study of words). He was born and raised in Fayetteville, NC, the son of Kathleen and LaVerne Beard. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina and received his PhD in Slavic Linguistics at the University of Michigan in 1966. Beard served as head of the Russian and Linguistics Programs at Bucknell University, where he taught for 35 years (1965-2000), holding the Ruth Everett Sziezega Chair in Linguistics for two terms.
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After retiring from Bucknell, Beard became one of the founders of the popular linguistic website, "yourDictionary.com", writing under the pseudonym "Dr. Language". He now owns and heads The Lexiteria, a language product and services company that operates "alphaDictionary.com". He writes there under the pseudonym "Dr. Goodword".


Erstellt: 2014-12

Beard, Robert
The 100 Funniest Words in English

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The 100 Funniest Words in English contains the 100 funniest words in English 50 of which are listed below. There are easily 1000 funny words in English (maybe more depending on how you measure funniness) but we think this book contains the best selection based on his experience as a reader and writer over the past four decades.

Each word's definition, usage problems, and history are written up in the book, and each are accompanied by hilarious examples taken from the lives of such characters as Lucinda Head, Maud Lynn Dresser, Phil Anders, William Arami, and Marian Kine. Try some free pages below, then get the full treatment in the book, now on sale at this website.
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Here are the words, described as only "Dr. Goodword" can describe them, that you will find in the book. The definitions below are not those in the book but much simpler ones. Click the first five for the first five actual entries in the book. Then get the other 95 (or so) at this site or at one of the bookstores above.

The 100 Funniest Words in English | Abibliophobia | Absquatulate | Allegator | Anencephalous | Argle-bargle | Batrachomyomachy | Billingsgate | Bloviate | Blunderbuss | Borborygm | Boustrophedon | Bowyang | Brouhaha | Bumbershoot | Callipygian | Canoodle | Cantankerous | Catercornered | Cockalorum | Cockamamie | Codswallop | Collop | Collywobbles | Comeuppance | Crapulence | Crudivore | Discombobulate | Donnybrook | Doozy | Dudgeon | Ecdysiast | Eructation | Fard | Fartlek | Fatuous | Filibuster | Firkin | Flibbertigibbet | Flummox | Folderol | Formication | Fuddy-duddy | Furbelow | Furphy | Gaberlunzie | Gardyloo! | Gastromancy | Gazump | Gobbledygook | Gobemouche | Godwottery | Gongoozle | Gonzo | Goombah | Hemidemisemiquaver | Hobbledehoy | Hocus-pocus | Hoosegow | Hootenanny | Jackanapes | Kerfuffle | Klutz | La-di-da | Lagopodous | Lickety-split | Lickspittle | Logorrhea | Lollygag | Malarkey | Maverick | Mollycoddle | Mugwump | Mumpsimus | Namby-pamby | Nincompoop | Oocephalus | Ornery | Pandiculation | Panjandrum | Pettifogger | Pratfall | Quean | Rambunctious | Ranivorous | Rigmarole | Shenanigan | Sialoquent | Skedaddle | Skullduggery | Slangwhanger | Smellfungus | Snickersnee | Snollygoster | Snool | Tatterdemalion | Troglodyte | Turdiform | Unremacadamized | Vomitory | Wabbit | Widdershins | Yahoo | @


(E?)(L?) http://www.alphadictionary.com/about/robert_beard.html

Robert E. Beard (1938- ) is a linguist whose specialty is morphology (the study of words). He was born and raised in Fayetteville, NC, the son of Kathleen and LaVerne Beard. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina and received his PhD in Slavic Linguistics at the University of Michigan in 1966. Beard served as head of the Russian and Linguistics Programs at Bucknell University, where he taught for 35 years (1965-2000), holding the Ruth Everett Sziezega Chair in Linguistics for two terms.
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After retiring from Bucknell, Beard became one of the founders of the popular linguistic website, "yourDictionary.com", writing under the pseudonym "Dr. Language". He now owns and heads The Lexiteria, a language product and services company that operates "alphaDictionary.com". He writes there under the pseudonym "Dr. Goodword".


Erstellt: 2014-12

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