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What is the origin of 'mind your own beeswax'?
It means "Mind your own business."
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Answer . \nIt depends how a person is sticking their nose into another person's business. If a person is depressed, an alcoholic, on drugs, or hanging around with a bad cr…owd and we care about that person, then no, it's not abusive. If one doesn't like the way a family member or friend is doing something (there is no danger to the friend or you) and you weren't asked for your opinion then yes, in ways it's abusive and certainly annoying. What makes you or anyone else think their way is the right way all the time? It's OK to agree to disagree. We all have our own opinions and that's a good thing. We can learn from each other. \n. \nHappy New Year\nMarcy
Answer a man had a jar of beeswax and someone wanted to know what it was so he said none of your beeswax Answer There is an absurd story, much repeat…ed on the internet, that 18th-century ladies used to fill in the pockmarks on their faces (this was when smallpox was a common and disfiguring disease)with beeswax, which would melt if the lady sat too near the fire. If someone else warned her about this, she would retort "mind your OWN beeswax!" I mention this story only to say that there isn't a shred of truth in it. Though beeswax was often (and still is) a component of cosmetics of all kinds, it was not used as a pockmark filler in this way. And, as Smokey correctly says, the saying is of 1920s origin, a childish garbling of "mind your own business". VSD While it might seem harshly rude to say "mind your own business," changing the last word to "beeswax" softens the blow, and makes a jovial point of the same sentiment. http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/42/messages/1153.html Keep from meddling, pay attention to one's own affairs, as in If she would only mind her own business, there would be a lot fewer family quarrels. Already described as a wise course by the ancients (Seneca had it as Semper meum negotium ago, "I always mind my own business"), this precept has been repeated in English since about 1600. In the 1930s, a slang version rendered the saying as "Mind your own beeswax". It is meant to soften the force of the retort. Folk etymology has it that this idiom was used in the colonial period when women would sit by the fireplace making wax candles together, though there are many other theories. http://www.answers.com/topic/mind-your-own-business
Beeswax is the sticky, wax-like liquid that bees use it to make their honeycombs, which is where they make honey.
Beeswax comes from the honeycomb of the bee. The series of hexagonal shapes that the bee lives in is melted after extracting the honey. This creates the beeswax that is us…ed in lip gloss, furniture polish and other products.
The meaning of mind your beeswax is in short "Mind your business." This is used to tell someone they are not welcome in the conversation.
It's simply a polite way of saying, "mind your own business". The latter sounds ungracious and even rude, while substituting beeswax for business softens the comment. --- … There is an absurd story, much repeated on the internet, that 18th-century ladies used to fill in the pockmarks on their faces (this was when smallpox was a common and disfiguring disease)with beeswax, which would melt if the lady sat too near the fire. If someone else warned her about this, she would retort "mind your OWN beeswax!" This story is only mentioned to say that there isn't a shred of truth in it. Though beeswax was often (and still is) a component of cosmetics of all kinds, it was not used as a pockmark filler in this way. The beeswax saying is of 1920s origin, a garbling of "mind your own business." While it might seem harshly rude to say "mind your own business," changing the last word to "beeswax" softens the blow, and makes a jovial point of the same sentiment. ---
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You really should trust what your mind tells you cause its always right.
its easy once you know how. when you start to think of something you dont want to try to think of something or sing a song so loud that you forget about the first thing.
U just put lip gloss in a container put chapstick mix it put in the microwave for 30 seconds put oil mix and put in the fridge and enjoy it.
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The slang term "beeswax" is used instead of "business" - so: "Mind your own business".
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