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  • Awful acting, awful script, shot like a tv movie, plot goes nowhere, lions taking arms of a guy easier than the black knight in monty python, dialogue that illicits laughs when it isn't meant to, BAD movie.

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  • Looks like that really bad game of 3 card monty is coming to an end.

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  • This is called the monty hall problem, clear explanation can be had

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  • The other day on the morning news I heard a fairly long discussion of the full monty which is not news to my mind, who got voted off American Idol, even more on Anna Nicole, also not serious news, and if one wants to hear weather and traffic and other things that might affect the workweek you have to listen through all this other blither in between.

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  • In your environment. rb add: require 'monty' config. middleware.insert_after ActionController:: ParamsParser, Monty:: Watch

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  • We want the full monty, meaning you are going to make the backend generator for both the clients and the mastercontrol, the client frontend (the wiever) and hook the system up on our buisness webpage. we allso what all the features the above pages have, or as many as posible, so tell us what you can do and have experience with. please only answer if you worked with this kinds of systems before. New Projects

  • I donno, the image of repubicans needing the "monty" as in the full monty makes a certain amount of sense …

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  • He even promises to do the full monty, meaning he'll take it all off.

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  • BANK 1. The monty appearing in the phrase the full monty has been proposed as a variant of the monte borrowed from Spanish and related to the Italian for “mound” or “hill” but also “pile.”

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  • But for the full monty, the OED favors the explanation that it once referred to “the purchase of a complete three-piece suit” made by the tailor Montague Maurice Burton 1885–1952.

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  • Monty, which means "something completely different," from Monty Python's Flying Circus. Monty can be used as an interjection, as in a discussion when one speaker wants to change the subject and says, "Monty!". Monty can be a verb, such as when someone wants to change activities and says, "Let's monty". It can be a noun such as when something totally unusual is observed and someone says "That's a real monty!". It can be an adjective such as when someone gets a new haircut and a friend says "Your hair is totally monty!". Just be careful not to get it confused with "Full Monty" which would suggest full frontal nudity, as in the movie of that name. Although a full monty could, in many situations, be extremely monty!

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  • A program that presents an infuriatingly complex interface to perform a menial task.

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  • As in Monty Python.

    October 7, 2007