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those aren’t bananas they’re plantains expression or saying

A baffling and unfounded denigration of bananas

Origin

Never worked out why Granny said it almost invariably upon spotting dessert bananas

Collected by

Granny D – 1960s?
Marion Dixon (Howes) – mother of Mum, spouse of Pop

Notes

Plantains – bananas used for cooking – were little known in 1960s Rhos-on-Sea

Submitted: 09/03/2022 by Mark

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