Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Page 101-102: Bunnies, monkeys, hounds, and tuple entendres

Pop Quiz

1. A snow bunny is:
  1. Someone (esp. female) who is learning to ski.
  2. A devotee of winter sports.
  3. An attractive young woman who frequents ski resorts.
  4. Brand name of a rabbit-style vibrator.
  5. All of the above.

2. A powder monkey is:
  1. An old naval term for the person on a warship responsible for carrying powder to the guns.
  2. An explosives expert.
  3. Skier/snowboarder who prefers powdery snow, a.k.a. powder hound.
  4. The cocaine-addicted primates in Amy Farrah Fowler's lab on Big Bang Theory.
  5. All of the above.
A snow bunny
(uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by user Skittle).
Answer Key

1 = e, All of the above. The Billionth Monkey plays the meanings of a and b against e (link NSFW).

2 = e, All of the above. However, The Billionth Monkey is using definition c. A powder monkey is not to be confused with a snow monkey (Japanese macaques), which we will hear about on page 149.

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