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    use of word "busybee"

    Do we say "busybee" when we only refer to a girl,eg:How are you busybee (because she is always busy)
    What word do we use when we want to refer to a guy as busy.
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    Re: use of word "busybee"

    Quote Originally Posted by tittatt View Post
    Do we say "busybee" when we only refer to a girl,eg:How are you busybee (because she is always busy)
    What word do we use when we want to refer to a guy.
    Why not the same?

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    Re: use of word "busybee"

    Quote Originally Posted by stanislaw.masny View Post
    Why not the same?
    Because bee is feminine opposite of bee is Drone

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    Re: use of word "busybee"

    No, a bee is either male or female.

    You've sure been a busy bee! Look at all you've gotten accomplished!

    That could be said to either a male or female, but it's quite informal.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: use of word "busybee"

    Quote Originally Posted by tittatt View Post
    Because bee is feminine
    Where do you get that ?

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    Re: use of word "busybee"

    Quote Originally Posted by tittatt View Post
    Because bee is feminine opposite of bee is Drone
    According to a rather sweet kids' website about bees, these are the following names:

    Collective noun - bee
    Male bee - drone
    Female bee - queen, worker
    Baby bee - Larva
    Group name - Hive, swarm (only when in flight), bike, drift, grist.

    Busybee applies to both sexes!

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