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Got the monk on

Posted by RRC on May 26, 2006

In Reply to: Got the monk on posted by Marcia Allass on May 26, 2006

: Where I grew up near Doncaster the phrase "S/he's got the monk on" was commonly used to describe someone who was sulking. Any idea where this comes from?

I'm guessing it's because many monks take a vow of silence.