Posted by Barney on August 07, 2002
In Reply to: Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey posted by j zilla on August 07, 2002
: This refers to the brass balls displayed by pawnbrokers - they aparently also used to have a brass monkey above them - cold weather would force the welding to snap.
I don't think so - it does not tie in with reality at any point other than the brass balls.
See also: the meaning and origin of 'Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey'.