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[report整理] Words and Their Stories 2011-03-13

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Now,the VOA special English program, words and their stories.
Monkeys are very similar to us in many ways. Most have ten fingers and ten toes and brains much like ours. We enjoy watching them because they often act like us.
In fact, Charles Darwins theory evolution, says that monkeys and humans share a common ancetor.
Some writer way in Gilbert in a musical princess idol wrote, Darwin in mind will behaved at best is only a monkey shave. His words sound to ** music, make listener smile. One monkey make us smile too because they are creatures four of playful tricks. This is why many monkey expressions our about tricky people or play for acts.
One of these expressions is monkeyshines meaning tricks or foolish acts. The meaning is clear if you have ever watched a group of monkeys playfully chasing each other, pulling tails, stealing food, doing tricks. So when a teacher says to a group of students, stop those monkeyshines right now. You know that the boys and girls are playing instead of studying.
You might hear that saying a teacher warn a student not to monkey around with a valuable piece of equipment. You monkey around with something when you do not know what you are doing. You are touching or playing with something you should leave alone. Also, you can monkey around when you feel like doing something but have no firm idea of what to do.
For example, you tell your friend you are going to spend the day monkeying around with your car. When you do not have any job or go in mind, it is just a way to pass the time.
Monkey business usually means secret, maybe illegal activities. A news report may say there is monkey business involved in building a new airport with some officials getting secret payments from builders. You may make a monkey out of someone when you make that person look foolish.
Some people make a monkey how * themselves by acting foolish or silly. If one monkey has fun, imagine how much fun a barrow of monkeys can have. If your friend says he had more fun than a barrow of monkeys at your party, you know that he had a really good time.
Monkey suits are coming names for clothes or uniforms soldiers wear. In earlier years in many American cities, you would find man playing musical hand organs on the street. Dancing to the music would be the man's small monkey, dressed in a tat fatting colorful jacket, similar to a military uniform. So, people began to call a military uniform a monkey suit.
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