"C.o.o.l bananas" is something people here say when something amazing, unexpected, exciting, and really, really good happens.
The case in point here, is that when my mother and I went shopping yesterday morning, bananas were on special. And I don't just mean slightly cheaper, I mean that we bought about 30 bananas for $4!
Considering that bananas have been *very* expensive here for a while due to the floods in Queensland (where the banana plantations are) at the beginning of the year (as in, until last month, it cost $4 for a single banana!), this is amazing!
So yesterday was spent baking banana bread, banana muffins, you name it! We love bananas and we haven't had any all year! Thank God for this amazing gift!
PS, please forgive the random full stops between the letters of 'c.o.o.l'. For some crazy unknown reason, every time I typed in 'c.o.o.l', it changed it to 'neat'. Which is even stranger for me, since the word 'neat' is never, ever used in that context over here.
Sorry, that's my fault. I don't like "modern" or "pop" terminology so I made the forum edit such words as c.o.o.l. into neat. I realize there are MUCH worse words a Christian could use than, c.o.o.l., but I think we should rise above the cultural norms, and exalt Christ in our lives, which would include our speech. Often, believers use "modern" terms to feel accepted in the current culture. I believe scripture shows we are ambassadors from another land, that is to say, Heaven.
I was reading in the book, Brucko, last night, and the Motilone Indians of S. America, when converted to Christ, would say, "I have new speech," or "Christ is now in my mouth," because they saw how Christ in their lives changed the way they think and thus communicate. It was a higher calling.
NOW, back to bananas, WOW! $4 for a single banana! We'd perish. We love bananas. And I thought 59 cents a pound was high. We sometimes get them for 33 cents a pound. Also, if they are getting spots, a store near here marks them down to 21 cents a pound. We snatch THEM up.
We, too, love banana bread, muffins, etc.
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We are BIG banana people too!!! We mostly just use them in Muffins, and bread though... My siblings will eat them by themselves too! Yeah we can get them for like 60 cents a pound depending on where we go..
Oh... okay. Although I don't see how saying 'neat' is any more Christian than saying 'c.o.o.l'. And to be honest, I wouldn't usually use 'c.o.o.l', but I thought the saying was appropriate for the situation! And also, over here, 'neat' means 'tidy'. It almost never, ever, has the same meaning as the more modern meaning of 'c.o.o.l'.
Just to be clear, bananas don't usually cost so much. It was an abnormal situation last year because of the flooding and also because of Cyclone Yasi, which both occured in the areas bananas tend to grow here. The prices are just getting back to normal now... I think it's about the same as what it costs for you.
Up until recently, bananas cost around $2-$3 each - the $4 mark was at it's highest... at one point, bananas cost around $25 per kilo! So they've been a rare treat for the past year. But one of my aunts said, some people go down to the shop and buy a chocolate bar for $2... and then look at her all weird because she's eating a banana for the same price. It puts things into perspective a bit, I guess.
Elizabeth, I don't think my family has the patience to put most of our bananas in muffins and things! Even when they're cheap and we have lots, bananas go pretty quickly in our house just by themselves. We also have them in fruit salad a lot, with fruits like pears, watermelon, rockmelon, and strawberry. Yummy!
Post by benshelpmeet on Jan 12, 2012 16:18:09 GMT -5
I love cool bananas with a smear of mayonnaise on each bite, or cool bananas in banana pudding (a Southern delight!)
Bananas are on sale here at Super Rama for 39 cents a pound. Normally they are 59 cents a pound. Sometimes we get speckled bananas on sale for 15 to 20 cents a pound. Now we like that price. We buy them and dry them in a dehydrator. yum
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I've never had bananas either of those ways. Banana pudding sounds interesting but anything with mayonnaise along turns my stomach (I eat curried egg and potato salad, but not anything else with mayo). Mayonnaise and banana sounds... mildly disturbing. But that's just my opinion, I'm sure it's quite nice!
I can't imagine bananas that cheap... I'll have to check the prices here. Do you know how much a pound is compared to a kilogram? Maybe that's why it's sounding so cheap to me...
Also, I was wondering, if the filter thing takes out the word 'c.o.o.l' and replaces it with 'neat', what does it do when one talks about weather which isn't warm?