Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 00:06:59 EST

From: Davidhwaet Davidhwaet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Re: How cold was it?

My understanding of the phrase, "It's cold enough to freeze the balls on a

brass monkey" is that the monkey is a triangle made of brass upon which cannon

balls were stacked. When it got cold enough, the balls would freeze on the

brass monkey.

Nothing to do with the little guy's anatomy.

David R. Carlson

Springfield College

Springfield MA