Posted by Bruce Kahl on June 02, 2004
In Reply to: Couldnt give a monkeys posted by NAM on June 02, 2004
: Does anyone know the origin/meaning of the phrase
: couldnt give a monkeys?
Sounds like the speaker is trying to be nice and not use a "naughty" word.
The full phrase is "Couldn't give a monkeys ass" which means "I really could care less".
Here in the NE part of the USA I hear "Couldn't give a rat's ass".