Antedating of "bees knees" (1922)

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIOU.EDU
Mon Sep 29 16:21:07 UTC 2003

At 10:43 PM 9/28/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>Just so I do it officially, from the Appleton(WI) Post Crescent, April 28,
>1922, p.17, column 4.   From a column titled "Flapper Dictionary"--
>      BEES KNEES---Peachy, very nice.  Sometimes known as "The
>      Berries."

And don't forget "the cat's meow"--all in my mother's (b. 1906)
lexicon.  She even wore a flapper-style dress, with a big bowtie, at her

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