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Muddled intercontinental communication:

A BBC commentator, re: Prince William and his understandable reponse to papparazi:

"His father, prince charles, once through monkey nuts at the reporters."

There must be a cultural referenent or idiomatic expression I don't have at work here.

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stripey_d
Oct. 21st, 2004 08:55 pm (UTC)
Probably as a distraction method. Monkey nuts are considered to be a rare delicacy in Paparraziland, even though they cause mild bronchitis within femtoseconds of consumption.
spottylogic
Oct. 21st, 2004 09:30 pm (UTC)
You're an odd bird.
stripey_d
Oct. 22nd, 2004 04:38 am (UTC)
*cluck cluck*
tenar10r
Oct. 21st, 2004 11:05 pm (UTC)
I think it is refering to peanuts.
vioxel
Oct. 22nd, 2004 12:33 am (UTC)
According to this site you're correct.

Monkey Nuts is also a skateboard parts company, apparently. I doubt the Crown Prince was chucking grind planks at the paparazzi, though.
swartze
Oct. 22nd, 2004 02:07 am (UTC)
Only Spotty would trade Threw for Through.
spottylogic
Oct. 22nd, 2004 03:30 am (UTC)
Whoopsie...I was writing that while spreadsheeting. My bad.
yarwick
Oct. 22nd, 2004 06:03 am (UTC)
"Monkey Nuts" is, indeed, just another term for peanuts over here.  Why, I have no idea!

(P.S. It was actually Prince Harry involved in yesterday's little scuffle with the press, just in case you really cared. :) )
spottylogic
Oct. 22nd, 2004 12:11 pm (UTC)
Really? The BBC-4 referred to it as a "fracas." I didn't know it was downgraded. :) My ability to remember names is sharply limited. Monkey nuts I can remember.
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