Cold enough to freeze the ..... off a brass monkey - page 2

Subject: It's Cold Enough..... In the days when every sailing ship had a cannon for protection, cannons required round iron cannonballs. The Captain or Master wanted to store the... Read More

  1. by   donmurray
    Sorry, Dave. Try www.history.navy.mil/index.html faq's brass monkey

    Can't argue with the US navy (Uless yours is Royal!)
  2. by   leesonlpn
    Ok guys back to your ship corners now and tuck those brass balls and cold monkeys back where they belong. At ease men.You both get a passing mark in your history lesson, creative writing abilities, and I now qualify you to be reading buddies.
  3. by   nurs4kids
    oh well, dave..it was cute..
    even if someone HAD to pee in the corn flakes
  4. by   frann

    You'll going to haf to change the name of this board to something a little warmer. It's 80 degrees today!! and I'm in Va. What the h*ll is going on? Been like this for 2 days. You don't see me complaining. No Sir. Better get my butt on the front porch start drinking some beer.
    I can't wait for spring

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