Monday, 21 December 2009
INTERNATIONAL NEWS-AUSTRALIAN FARMERS SEE OFF DANCING BANANA
A dancing banana has been dropped from an Australian Wrigley's chewing gum advertisement after farmers threatened a day of protest.
The advert featured an animated banana, coffee, doughnut and soft drink with the slogan "they are really nasty little things that cause plaque."
It's a good thing they haven't been banned here. In my part of Scotland the 'dancing banana' is a euphemism for something substantially more fleshy, A MAN'S TADGER! This is taken from the fifth verse of RABBIE BURN'S LOVE SONNET, 'My Love is Like a Red Red Rose'. Although this verse is less well known it goes, "Aucht times weel go doon tae the Savannah, An' there big Rab will show me his BANANA"
This verse was dropped in the late 19th century as it was thought to cause offence to CARRIBEAN BANANA PRODUCERS, an early case of Political Correctness.