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Re: Fun

Posted by ESC on August 08, 2001

In Reply to: Fun posted by Q on August 07, 2001

: Hence the term barrell of fun..where does it come from what purpose was it used for.

I am guessing that it is a variation of this expression:

FUNNY AS A BARREL OF MONKEYS - "One monkey arouses a great deal of amusement. Two or more then double the interest and amusement. If one were to release a barrelful (barrel full) of monkeys, we must suppose that their antics would become hilariously comical. The expression is common among children." From "2107 Curious Word Origins, Sayings & Expressions from White Elephants to a Song Dance" by Charles Earle Funk (Galahad Books, New York, 1993).