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What is the opposite of ‘bananas’ ?

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Let’s see. This is not a trick question, but it is a concern which some Team Leaders should assess when building rapport and especially when mentoring new hires and promotable employees. What does going bananas mean?

The term bananas first appeared in the US in 1942 “The American Thesaurus of Slang: a complete reference book of colloquial speech in the definition for eccentric” with a meaning of: “Balmy, bats, bent, crazy . . .” In 1833 an American slang meaning of the term bent was to be interpreted as intoxicated with alcohol or drugs. So, this just a definition using slang to define other slang.

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I will tell what is in front of us

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

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In front of us the sun is going down, behind the end of the field.
The moon, as round as a basketball, slips between us and the sun.
Now all that is left is a banana shaped piece of the sun as yellow as a sour lemon.

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Mars, Earth and Sun Align

Mars aligns with the sun and Earth
in a cosmic display
once every 26 moons

Some will put it on the tube
(if there are any left)
The rest might see it on a screen.

Martians enjoy this solar eclipse
when the Earth steps in between,
only to inch away again for a galactic tan.

This Red Planet opposition
is not political.
This is polemical:

Mars is probably not red.
We see it though the blue of oxygen
It may be as green as it can be,
if the scale came from Neptune.

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