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Nautical Terminology-Brass Monkey, That Funky Monkey

Posted by Tall Ships America on September 10, 2008

Often, a phrase makes it’s way into regular conversation and we don’t give it a passing thought.  Once again, the ASTA interns were on hand this summer to educate and enlighten others by interviewing captain’s and crew about their favorite nautical sayings that have made their way into our everyday expressions. 

In this video, the bosun on the sail training vessel Kaisei channels his inner Beastie Boy  and gives us his definition of Brass Monkey.


For more theories on the definition of Brass Monkey click here

Even though their song is about the drink, click here to watch a fun video of the Beastie Boys performing “Brass Monkey”


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