Busy As a Bee

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I'm as busy as a bee today. I'm not making honey but writing publishing contracts.

As soon as I told someone I was "as busy as a bee" I wondered what the origin of that expression is.

To my surprise there was a definitive source.

It's from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, (the Squire's Tale), circa 1386-1400.

the squire's taleEy! Goddes mercy!” sayd our Hoste tho,
Now such a wyf I pray God keep me fro.

Lo, suche sleightes and subtilitees
In wommen be; for ay as busy as bees

Takeaway Truth

I hope to get the contracts out to the authors and write another post tomorrow.

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