snakes and peas

Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Tue May 4 16:25:52 UTC 2004

Mark A. Mandel wrote:
> It's the other way around.  The expression "more fun than a barrel of
> monkeys" is a lot older than the game.  According to
>, the game is published by Milton
> Bradley and dated 1989, and I know the expression from decades before
> that.  Clearly the game was named for the expression.

The last is undoubtedly true; however, the game existed in the 1960s.
(I got it for Christmas one year.)

Jim Parish
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