Today is International Monkey Day! So grab a banana and let’s celebrate!
Despite their adorableness, monkeys drew the short stick in the language department.
“More fun than a barrel of monkeys” is supposed to refer to something that’s actually fun. But I just can’t see monkeys having fun in a barrel. Especially the ones near the bottom. And who would think to gather that many monkeys just to stuff them in a barrel? Nope, makes no sense.
“A monkey on one’s back” refers to addiction and difficulty in dealing with that burden. Not really a cheerful phrase.
“Monkey business” refers neither to monkey potty habits nor to the zoo’s profit. It means fooling around, generally with an overtone of something being amiss.
“Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey.” Yeah, nothing good happening there.
“Monkeys might fly out of my butt” indicates surprise for the speaker, but probably not nearly as much surprise as the monkeys might feel.
And if you look at the word “monkey” long enough, it definitely looks like you misspelled it.
Poor little dudes.
Hope you have a great International Monkey Day!