cecile
what's the meaning of "sometimes monkeys die' what's the meaning of "sometimes monkeys die'
Aug 31, 2008 3:01 PM
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If I had the context...
August 31, 2008
You know, monkeys jump from a tree to another tree. There are times they will fall from the trees. Often they survive it, but sometimes they die. In the context: Paul: "My friend died from the accident, when he just left the hospital. I can't understand why it happened." Sam: "I am sorry. But you know, there's an old saying: 'Sometimes monkeys die.' It's not a great saying, but it somehow is fitting that." So it means, even they survived in the past, but unlucky still died in the end. It is actually a bad joke, but at least it might make Paul laughing a bit or feeling a little better.
August 29, 2011
Of course sometimes monkeys die, it is the law of nature.
September 1, 2008
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