I'll be a monkey's uncle!
Derek: Is that Lady Gaga over there?
Clive: Well I'll be a monkey's uncle! I never thought I'd see her shopping in Tesco!
I'll be a monkey's uncle - this idiom phrase means that somebody is expressing surprise or disbelief at something.
Is it (I'll be a monkey's aunt ) for a girl? What's mean a monkey smart , is it an intelligent person? I hear that between two people talking together at the store. Is it a slang or an idiom? That make me smile but it was cute to hear. I supose it mean intelligent. Have a nice day teacher Jamie. Monkey smart, hehe, that's nice.
Hi! I realize what really -I'll be a monkey's uncle - really mean, it's not about a girl or boy. That's an expressing words for everybody. My English level is really low. That 's make me time to understand it. :)
Your English is very good. It's a confusing idiom. It doesn't really make any sense, and has nothing to do with monkeys. A man or a woman can use it, although possibly a woman could say Well I'll be a monkey's aunt!
Thank you for the explanation. I understand better. Sometimes, idoms or slang cannot be translate in French and also are the same meaning but not the same words. Yes , sometimes it's very confusing. See you teacher. I like reply to discussion when it's not to hard so I take the simple one for now.
Hi coco, your comment made me laugh. It is really interesting when you noticed the gender here. You must have sense of humor! :)
Hi! Nice to make you laugh. It's a pleasure! :)
I know this comes from Darwin's the theory of evolution. Right? O(∩_∩)O~
Yes, it is from this time. Many religious people did not (and many still don't) believe that the theory of evolution was true. The saying was a sarcastic remark from the non-believers.