Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/05/19

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If the bee bites you once, it’s the bee’s fault.  If the bee bites you twice, it’s your fault.”   —   Source Obscure

(This is a truism that is filled with errors.  It is physically impossible for a bee to ‘bite’ more than once, because their stinger and venom sac, and part of their lower abdomen, get ripped out when the bee flies off . . . to die within minutes.  A wasp however can sting – not bite – you many times, as their stingers stay intact.  Bees sting only defensively, while wasps can be more aggressive.  But, if you don’t give a wasp a reason to sting you – like swatting at it – they’ll usually just leave you alone.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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12 Responses to “Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/05/19”


  1. 1 lwc November 5, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    If a bee “stings” you once, the bee will die.

  2. 2 unclerave November 5, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    I believe I made that abundantly clear, lwc. — YUR

  3. 3 roy odom jr November 5, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    Points well taken, UR. Plus, we just had this very same quote about one month ago! Does this count as getting “bitten” by a bee twice?

  4. 4 lwc November 5, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Very good, unc. I see that, now.

    Apparently, I didn’t actually read the whole comment.

  5. 5 Daryl November 5, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    This quote has made two other appearances before today. Most recently, October 2, 2019

  6. 6 Anonymous November 5, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    I feel like we saw this quote recently. Was this a reprint?

  7. 7 unclerave November 6, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    No problem, lwc. — YUR

  8. 8 unclerave November 6, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    LOL, roy! — YUR

  9. 9 unclerave November 6, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    Thanks, Daryl! Nice bit of research! — YUR

  10. 10 unclerave November 6, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    It looks that way, Anonymous! A lot of you guys memories are better than mine. It didn’t strike me as a re-run, and it was just a month ago! At least my commentary was *fresh*! — YUR

  11. 11 lwc November 6, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Gee, unc !

    Your readers really pay close attention to your posts.
    Nothing seems to get by them.

  12. 12 unclerave November 6, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    I might not have the most followers, lwc, but I do have the best followers! — YUR


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