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Monkey Blood

A Fort Worth, Texas, man remembers putting monkey blood on cuts and scrapes, and wonders about its name. It’s not really monkey’s blood; it’s a bright red substance more oftencalled Mercurochrome, a brand name of merbromim, or...

Bozo Buttons

Michael in San Diego, California, plays a game with his three-year-daughter that involves spotting small round property markers in the sidewalk, which he calls bozo buttons. His mother played the same game as a youngster, but calls those metal discs...

chop-chop

chop-chop  adj.— «Their monkey business was recently uncovered, they have been caught red handed dipping their dirty fingers in the cookie jar like the P1.3 million auto-clave scam. The machine used to sterilize hospital tools failed to...

bedder

bedder  n.— «More on Bedder 6, the unlikely name given to Jeremy Clarkson and his Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman’s production company. Monkey’s mind may be even more puerile than Clarkson’s. Last week we speculated it might be a...

monkid

monkid  n.—Gloss: a monkey that is dressed and cared for as if it were a child. «Ms. Delaney’s primates come from laboratories, roadside zoos and misguided owners. Naturally feisty and easily bored in captivity, monkeys are far from being...