|Word of the Day|
A banana is a popular tropical fruit that has a nice, mild flavor. Bananas are used in food preparation:
The word "banana" or "bananas" is also used to describe a person’s state of mind.
The term banana republic has been used in the past to describe countries in Central and South America that have limited economic means (such as banana or oil exports) and are subject to constant political upheaval.
Note: The term "banana republic" may be considered insulting or demeaning of the countries to which it is applied; however, it’s still important to know that the term is used among many people in the United States. Nowadays, the United States, under the leadership of Donald Trump, has been jokingly referred to as a banana republic, whether that’s true or not.
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August 2, 2017