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    #1

    feed the monkeys?

    There is one member in another forum(not an English forum) that welcomes new members this way:

    Welcome

    Please do not feed the monkeys!



    What does he mean?

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    #2

    Re: feed the monkeys?

    No idea.

    Maybe its just a funny slogan.

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    #3

    Re: feed the monkeys?

    maybe.

    I hope somebody could help me out with this.

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    #4

    Re: feed the monkeys?

    Blouen, can you please check my letter.
    Its in the 'Writing Topics', the title is 'Letter for a university'

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    #5

    Re: feed the monkeys?

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    There is one member in another forum(not an English forum) that welcomes new members this way:

    Welcome

    Please do not feed the monkeys!



    What does he mean?
    Used on zoo cages to stop people encouraging the monkeys to eat things that are bad for them.

    Maybe this person is saying (1) don't post rubbish and (2) don't encourage those who do post rubbish.

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    #6

    Re: feed the monkeys?

    Anglika, can you please check my letter too?

    THANKS!

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    #7

    Re: feed the monkeys?

    Anglika, very interesting answer. I had never heard this idiom.

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    #8

    Re: feed the monkeys?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Used on zoo cages to stop people encouraging the monkeys to eat things that are bad for them.

    Maybe this person is saying (1) don't post rubbish and (2) don't encourage those who do post rubbish.

    Your description is quite interesting. I had not think about that before.

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    #9

    Re: feed the monkeys?

    Thanks, Anglika.

    Promise, I won't feed the monkeys!

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    #10

    Re: feed the monkeys?

    Yes; it might be a variant of "Please do not feed the trolls".

    MrP

    Not a professional ESL teacher.

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