Someone asked me recently where "buggering crap monkies" comes from. I had to be honest. I have no freaking idea. I have the same problem my paternal grandmother had - I take a phrase and totally bastardize it until I have no idea what it was supposed to be, but it suits what I need it to be now. So, in trying not to swear, I came up with buggering crap monkies. (Although, I recently discovered I have been spelling monkeys incorrectly for YEARS. And now, I want to spell it that way.) Here are some other stupid sayings I have developed (family and friends, if you can think of other things I say that are ridiculous, feel free to add)
"Party in a hat". I am assuming this came from "Party and a half" but to me that makes no sense. A hat? Yes. That is a very small party, indeed. And for some reason, I always imagne the hat to be a top hat or a derby. Again, I don't know why.
"For crying in the sink". Comes from "for crying out loud" but I am not sure where the sink came in. But, if I was going to cry... and I wanted it to be loud... the sink has an element of echo.
"Holy banana" Yes, this too is another one I use for times when normal people would swear. How bananas are considered holy in my mind... again... its a mystery.
"Frickin' heck". Now, I know I didn't make this up (and Ky has BY FAR the best variation on this theme) but it is one I use on a regular basis.
"Oh, for flying out loud". I am sure I have a disease. My brain is not attached to my mouth. What I am thinking rarely comes out in any coherant way. However, my grandmother once came up with the phrase "Not the sharpest bulb in the bunch", so I come by it honestly.