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Re: Besotted by bees. Besotted???
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2007, 08:24:23 AM »
Besot: to make dull or stupid; to muddle with drunkenness

Perhaps the writer (and editor who failed to correct it) was thinking of "Beset"?

Beset: 1) to set with ornaments; 2) trouble, harass 3) hem in; surround

"Surrounded by bees" makes more sense than "made stupid by bees", but, my bees have made me feel stupid at times.

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Re: Besotted by bees. Besotted???
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2007, 08:29:13 AM »
I knew what besot means, I didn't understand why it was in the title. Don't you just love editors.
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Re: Besotted by bees. Besotted???
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2007, 02:07:28 PM »
Daaaaa....must...get....more....hives......

If my wife knew what the word meant, she might accuse me of that  :roll:
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