Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Brass monkeys

Don't you think it's brass monkeys lately?

These are brass monkeys:

We use the phrase as a shortened version of - cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey!

But this is also a brass monkey - the frame on which cannon balls on ships were kept.

But in fact there is no historical evidence to support this!

So we go back to the original idea!

Here's a film about cold weather. Brrrrrr!