End of ADS-L Digest - 8 Dec 1997 to 9 Dec 1997 ********************************************** Subject: ADS-L Digest - 9 Dec 1997 to 10 Dec 1997 There are 24 messages totalling 814 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. How cold was it? (3) 2. Cheap at half the price; Sell bridges in Sahara; Weasels; Craps, World Champs 3. Taffy 4. Posts and Getting Along (5) 5. ADS-L; Hazard; Legal Sharks; Linguistics Dictionary; Dog Names (3) 6. RE>FAQ? (5) 7. Russian request: spoken dictionary 8. Posts and Getting Along -Reply 9. Openness (3) 10. FAQ ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 00:06:59 EST From: Davidhwaet 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