Saturday, November 09, 2013

Why does 'go bananas' in English mean go crazy?

It's not always easy understanding why native English speakers say some things that mean entirely different things.

This is a great question and there isn't a definitive answer, I belive. It's an idiom and it can mean go crazy, get very angry or become very emotional. Several suggestions have been made as to how the expression came about – a favourite one is how monkeys get super excited when they see or are given bananas.

4 comments:

  1. The image makes me smile.
    Hehehe, we should ask the monkey for the real answer :)

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