Friday, May 25

Found in a dictionary

I was perusing a dictionary today - as you do - and I came upon these gems :-

monkey n (pl -keys) 1 a medium-sized primate belonging to the group that includes baboons, marmosets, capuchins, and macaques 2 a mischievous child (infml)

monkey around or about vi behave in a silly careless way

monkey business n illegal, dishonest, or dubious activity (infml)

monkey nut n a peanut in its shell (infml)

monkey wrench n a spanner with an adjustable jaw

Mmm, all very interesting but I think the last one needs to be redefined. I think it should read :

monkey wrench adj an emotion of guilt associated with creating a knitted primate and then deserting it in London

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