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

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[Homework]Words and Their Stories 2011-03-13

Monkeys are very similar to us in many ways.Most have ten fingers and ten toes,and brians much like ours.We enjoy watching them because they often act like us.In fact,Charles Darwin's theory about evolution says that monkeys and humans share a common ancester.Songwriter William Gelbert in the musical princess ido wrote * man, though well behaved, at best is only a monkey shaved.His words sung to Sir * music make listeners smile.Well,monkeys make us smile too.Because they are creatures full of  palyful tricks.This is why many monkey expressionsare about tricky people or playful acts.One of these expressions is monkey shines,many 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 same teacher warn a student not to monkey around with a valauable 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.Well,you do not have any job or goal in mind,it is just a way to pass the time.Monkey business usually means secret maybe illegal activities.A news reprot may say there is monkey business involved in building the new airport with some officials getting in secret payments from builders.You may make a monkey at someone when you make that person look foolish.Some people make a monkey out of themslves by acting foolish or silly. If one monkey has fun,imagine how much fun a * of  monkeys can have.If your friend says he had more fun than a * of monkeys at your party,you know that he had a really good time.Monkey suits are commmon names for clothes or uniforms soliders wear.In earlier years in many American cities,you would find men playing musical hand organs on the street.Dancing to the music would be the man's small monkey dressed in the tape fitting,colourful jacket similar to a military uniform.So people began to call a military uniform a monkey suit.        
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