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    the monkeys have hit the button

    I saw this "the monkeys have hit the button" on a website(from The Monkeys Have Hit The Button - Cairo: Windows Shell Alternative),I guess that it means that the deadline is coming,but I don't know the exact meaning,who can help me with it?
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    Re: the monkeys have hit the button

    That's a new one on me. Have you googled it?


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    Re: the monkeys have hit the button

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    That's a new one on me. Have you googled it?

    Yes, I did that.But I still can't find the answer.
    thanks anyway,maybe that's not a "English idiom or saying" at all ~~~

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    Re: the monkeys have hit the button

    That site is a softward devlopment compnay. They are coming out with a new product in 12 days. There is a countdown calendar showing how much time is left before the new product is launched.

    The term "the monkeys have hit the button" MAY be an advertising expression to mean that the company staff has made the commitment and hit the countdown button. The countdown deadline is ticking!

    I'm not really sure.

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    Re: the monkeys have hit the button

    Or - it may be a play on words about a computer game.

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    Re: the monkeys have hit the button

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    That site is a softward devlopment compnay. They are coming out with a new product in 12 days. There is a countdown calendar showing how much time is left before the new product is launched.

    The term "the monkeys have hit the button" MAY be an advertising expression to mean that the company staff has made the commitment and hit the countdown button. The countdown deadline is ticking!

    I'm not really sure.
    Thanks I think that's what it means~~

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    Re: the monkeys have hit the button

    Who are the monkeys?




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    Re: the monkeys have hit the button

    May be The Monkeys are "Cario",a software developed by that site~~

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    Re: the monkeys have hit the button

    I think it might either be the staff or a vague expression, much like

    the blind leading the blind. . .

    the inmates are running the asylum . . .

    There is a computer game where the monkey must hit the button to advance to the next level. It may be a reference to that.

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    Re: the monkeys have hit the button

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    There is a computer game where the monkey must hit the button to advance to the next level. It may be a reference to that.
    Yeah~ maybe that is just a analogy of the process of their software contribution .thanks!

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