By now, the term “banana” has been around for quite a while, and it’s pretty common to hear it used in a variety of contexts.
In the US, it’s used to describe a banana with a “flavoured topping” that tastes like a “bananaphone”.
In Australia, it means a banana “shaped like a dragon”.
In the UK, it comes from the English word “banal” and comes from an older English phrase, meaning “to form an animal-shaped object”.
In Canada, the word is used to mean “an apple shaped like an angel”.
But which is more similar to a banana?
In a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE, a team of researchers from the University of Sydney and the University to the Sea found that there is a clear distinction between these two terms.
Their paper, “Bananas, Angels, Dragons, and Angels: Exploring the Comparative Usage of the English and Australian Terms ‘Banana’ and ‘Bananaphones'”, suggests that both are “similar” to the word “dragon” in terms of the “flavour” of the fruit.
This could help explain why the two terms are used so interchangeably, but it’s not clear why.
“It’s very much a matter of taste,” says co-author Mark McEwan, a professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University.
“Some people will think of a banana as a dragon and a dragon shape is a bit like a ‘bananagram’, or a ‘dragon shaped object’.” “Some will think a banana is a dragon.”
The research team looked at how the word was used in the English-speaking world, using the words “banananaphone” and “bananas” interchangeably.
In Australia the word originated in the US in the 1840s, when a woman named Jane Goodall first used the word to describe her first fruit, a pineapple.
Her son Samuel Goodall, who had an interest in nature, took his father’s idea to the US and became a fruit expert.
After his death in the 1920s, his widow and son, Samuel Goodaland, founded the Goodall Research Group, which published many of the ideas in their book, The Goodall Family Tree.
By the 1950s, Goodall and Goodalands fruit business had grown to be a multi-billion dollar business, and their research has been influential in the evolution of fruit-eating habits, including the popularity of the avocado.
But while Goodall’s ideas were important, they weren’t the only things that influenced people’s tastes and beliefs about bananas.
“If we look at the other countries we looked at, there were also quite a few references to the dragon,” McEwin says.
“I guess we would have thought that dragons were quite common, but then the research that we did shows that the popularity and flavour of a fruit can change over time, and that is quite a powerful evolutionary force.”
“If you want to have a flavour that people like, you have to use more than one word.”
“The research suggests that it’s better to have an object that is more distinctive, rather than a word that is synonymous with a fruit, but I don’t know that there’s a clear explanation for why this is the case,” he says.
To test their ideas, the researchers tested their theories about the relationship between the two words and a series of questions.
They asked people to say what they would call a banana if they could.
Then they asked them to choose one of three words from the list above.
The results, which were statistically significant, indicated that people preferred the word a dragon.
But they also found that people were more likely to prefer the word dragon if they had heard the word before.
This was true even if people had only heard the words before.
“This suggests that a common flavour of bananas is derived from two separate ingredients that are very different,” Mc Ewan says.
In other words, there are two things that make up the flavour of the banana.
This means that, when people are given the word, they don’t pick the right one.
“The fact that they pick the wrong one suggests that there might be a lot more variation than we thought,” Mc Elwyn says.
The authors suggest that this “complexity” in the way that people pick the flavour is what makes the word so appealing to people.
“One way of describing this is that it is so different from the taste of a normal banana that it can be mistaken for it,” McElwyn says, “and people are willing to pay a premium to taste it.”
In the future, the team hopes to continue their research into how people are able to pick the correct banana.
“We’re not going to know for sure until we look again at the data,” Mc Ellyn says. But for