“Cool bananas” is so much more interesting and conjures up awesome associations like tasty lolly bananas, Rasta music and that great movie Cool Runnings. What’s not to love?
There’s a myth that the flavour of these is based on a real banana that isn’t around much anymore, the gros michele (or Big Mike), but according to this Gizmodo article it’s the other way around – the real banana tastes fake!
And we share more than 60% of our DNA with bananas, so hey, bananas are cool!
It’s a saying I’ve been using for many years (possibly less appropriate when speaking to the Exec in my day job, but hey, watcha gonna do?). I even have a pair of ‘cool bananas’ socks. It’s so useful – it can mean something that’s excellent, or just agreement – “Will you do such and such?” “Sure, cool bananas”.
When Sachi, one of my parents’ long stream of Japanese student home-stay boarders, came to stay back in October 2003, she soon picked up the banana habit.
So, for her first Easter what could be more logical than a “cool bananas” egg?