Brass Monkeys

Posted by ESC on May 08, 2003

In Reply to: Brass Monkeys posted by Kev on May 08, 2003

: Have come across the nautical origin of this phrase which seems to be well de-bunked as an'urban myth' but where does this peculiar phrase originate?
: 'Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey.'

We've wooled this topic around pretty good over the years. (Search the archives under "brass" to access some discussions.) I don't think we ever came up with a definitive answer.