For my dear old (term of endearment) friend, Matty Trusilo, I would like to put something out there that has been discussed since days gone by back in our time in Iraq.
The term “Hand of bananas”.
As quoted by this fine upstanding gentleman, “Bubba, let there be no doubt regarding the existence of Banana Hands. I was just recalling how I nearly pissed myself when you first brought it up at dinner. I think there is a wikipedia entry (hmmm…maybe authored by one [Hoox]) I have never once heard that phrase before or since”.
I have a sneaky suspicion that this Doubting Thomas still does not believe me. Although I accept that the more commonly used collective noun for a number of bananas connected at their stem is in fact a “bunch”, I do not dispute that, but what I am looking for now is the acceptance of the term “hand” as well when referring to the same collective of bananas.
Although I have proved it HERE and HERE I would like to hear from you the general public, friends and family… have YOU ever heard of the term “Hand of bananas”? You don’t have to have used it, just heard it used as reference even just once before now. Personally I think it’s a lot more personable and far more descriptive in that you can actually see a cute little yellow hand with chubby yellow fingers.
Lemme know. The jury is out!
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