I'll be a monkey's uncle

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I'll be a monkey's uncle

  1. (ungkapan) Selalu didahului oleh well: menyatakan benar-benar rasa terkejut atau tidak percaya.; biar betul, tidak percaya/sangka.
    Sinonim: Tesaurus:wow
    Well I’ll be a monkey's uncle! I would never have thought that tourists would go into space!
    Jadi biar betul! Saya tidak sangka pelancong akan pergi ke angkasa!
    • 1943, Field and Stream, New York, N.Y.: Henry Holt and Company, ISSN 0015-0673, OCLC 613418155, m/s. 34:
      "Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle!" Lem said. "I've heerd of rifles with transits on 'em, but I ain't ever seen one. Mind if I look at her?"
      (Sila bubuh terjemahan Bahasa Melayu bagi petikan ini)
    • 1970 February, Tech Engineering News, Cambridge, Mass.: Board of Directors of Tech Engineering News, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ISSN 0040-084X, OCLC 923156411, m/s. 35, kolum 3:
      Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle, I actually solved that one.
      Jadi, tidak percaya, saya sebenarnya selesaikan yang itu.
    • 1987, Sholem Aleichem [pseudonym; Solomon Naumovich Rabinovich], “[The Railway Stories] The Happiest Man in All Kodny”, dalam Tevye the Dairyman and The Railway Stories, Library of Yiddish Classics, New York, N.Y.: Schocken Books, ISBN 978-0-8052-4026-9:
      [...] I made as if to step inside—wham, bang, I'll be a monkey's uncle if he didn't slam the door in my face! What was I supposed to do now? It wasn't exactly a cheerful situation.
    • 2002, Steve Morrill, “The Three Authors’ Tale II”, dalam The Three Authors’ Tales, Lincoln, Neb.: Writers Club Press, iUniverse, ISBN 978-0-595-23565-0, halaman 40:
      But I know I am better than that. I completed two and a half years at the M.J.C., and I'll be a monkey's uncle if I did it all just to be neglected in some backwoods, drafty, lo-tech, no-glory, never-been-remembered-for-all-the-great-things-I-do, dead end court wizard position.
    • 2008, Carla Hester, bab 7, The Adventures of Penelope Plum, Penelope Plum Mysteries, [Bloomington, Ind.]: Xlibris, ISBN 978-1-4363-2080-1, halaman 46:
      Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle if it isn't my old pal, Captain Pete. I haven't seen you in years. Good to see you!
    • en 20 Oktober 2014, Rosamond Carter, Weatherwood, Bloomington, Ind.: Balboa Press, Hay House, ISBN 978-1-4525-2628-7, halaman 252:
      "Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle. That's incredible and …" he was silent working it out, "and that means that I am actually the last of the McNaughtens and now live here in Weatherwood.["]

Etimologi[sunting]

Asal usul tidak pasti; kata monkey’s uncle (pak cik monyet) muncul dalam karya abad ke-19 dan mungkin secara tidak langsung menyentuh idea awal tentang apa yang kini dipanggil teori evolusi.[1] Kata ini mungkin kemudian meluasnya penggunaan selepas Scopes Trial 1925 yang diterbit meluas di Tennessee, Amerika Syarikat, di mana guru sekolah menengah didapati bersalah melanggar undang-undang mengharamkan mengajar evolusi manusia di sekolah biayaan kerajaan.

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  1. Templat:R:World Wide Words, quoting Templat:cite-journal; the newspaper article also notes that the character of Mingo, played by Oxberry, is “known as the ‘Monkey’s Uncle,’ from his habit of ‘sucking the monkey.’”

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