Tuesday, April 29, 2008
At work today, one of the radiographers called this lady a 'monkey hanger' and I was thinking..what the hell is that? so he explained it to me. The lady was from Hartlepool which is north sea port of England (which makes her Hartlepudian haha) and according to some folk story, during the Napoleonic war, a french ship came to invade Hartlepool but blew up in an explosion just off shore. The french had a mascot which was a monkey in a french uniform and it was the only thing that survived. The Hartlepudians being fishermen haven't seen a monkey before and thought that it was a french spy, so it was hung up on the beach and sentenced to death. Henceforth, the term 'Monkey hanger'. :)
Learn something new everyday!