(Closed) MIND. BLOWN.

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Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@mrsbruff2b:  Bahahah!  How did I not know that?!

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@mrsbruff2b:  Awesome! Thanks for sharing! I love learning random things like that!

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

omg! i had no idea, you learn something new everyday!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I didn’t know that either!! Thanks for sharing!! LOL

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think it may just be a coincidence

Word Origin & History

                    
slang 

1756, “special vocabulary of tramps or thieves,” later “jargon of a particular profession” (1801), ofuncertain origin, perhaps from a Scandinavian source, cf. Norw. slengenamn “nickname,” slengja kjeften”to abuse with words,” lit. “to sling the jaw,” related to O.N. slyngva “to sling.” But OED, while

admitting “some approximation in sense,” discounts this connection based on “date and earlyassociations.” Sense of “very informal language characterized by vividness and novelty” first recorded1818. A word that ought to have survived is slangwhanger (1807, Amer.Eng.) “noisy or abusive talker orwriter.”

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/slang?s=t


 

 

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Learn something new everyday!

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@mrsbruff2b:  OMG. And I was an English major… you’d think I would have known this hahaha.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@mrsbruff2b:  this is news to me. You learn something everyday. 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

grrr… I can’t get it to paste right….

there’s a whole thing on that page.. but this sentence stood out

 of uncertain origin, perhaps from a Scandinavian source, cf. Norw. slengenamn “nickname,”

can’t find anything anywhere suggesting it’s from shortened language

 

 

 

 

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