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reesetee commented on the word powder-monkey
So in addition to carrying a charge, it has to lug around a hyphen? Sheer drudgery.
June 1, 2008
chained_bear commented on the word powder-monkey
It's the person who carries the charge. I think it's been listed already as powder monkey, its more usual usage now (though in the past it often carried a hyphen).
yarb commented on the word powder-monkey
Yeah. I like the word monkey more generally to mean the lowest rung of a profession.
June 30, 2008
Ask chained_bear. She gets to blow up things on her job. :-)I believe it's the person who either carries or is in charge of explosives, thtownse.
thtownse commented on the word powder-monkey
Awesome - this phrase is used in "March of the Black Queen" by Queen, written by the late great Freddie Mercury. What does it mean though?