see no weevil

Peter Richardson prichard at LINFIELD.EDU
Thu Apr 13 17:41:52 UTC 2000

Many of you might remember Walt Kelly's take on the monkeys. In Pogo,
however, they were none other than weevils, and you can imagine what the
saying looked like.

Peter R.

On Thu, 13 Apr 2000 Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM wrote:

> I have read somewhere that the expression (approximately, in Japanese or another
> language) 'See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" came first, and that
> monkeys became associated with it because each of the clauses phonetically
> resembles a word meaning 'monkey' in that language. Anyone know more about this,
> uh, tale?
> -- Mark

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