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    Quote Originally Posted by vicente
    Bananas are exactly that...yellow, sweet and peel-and-eat!
    Hi vicente, they are not called bananas in Spain. The shown is a plátano.


    Once again, you are correct Laura!
    Not for Spain, but I think that is clear by now.
    Los hombres son superiores a las mujeres porque Alá les otorgó la primacia sobre ellas. Portanto, dió a los varones el doble de lo que dió a las mujeres. Los maridos que sufrieran desobediencia de sus mujeres pueden castigarlas: abandonarlas en sus lechos, e incluso golpearlas.
    No se legó al hombre mayor calamidad que la mujer."


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    for me to remember :
    Plátanos with a last name - pineapple upsidedown cake !

    Yes we have no bananas, we have no bananas today .
    beste groeten - sincères salutations - kindest regards - atentamente - mit freundlichen Grüßen

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    Hola Frank, ¿qué tal estás hoy? Me parece que a estas horas somos los únicos....
    Los hombres son superiores a las mujeres porque Alá les otorgó la primacia sobre ellas. Portanto, dió a los varones el doble de lo que dió a las mujeres. Los maridos que sufrieran desobediencia de sus mujeres pueden castigarlas: abandonarlas en sus lechos, e incluso golpearlas.
    No se legó al hombre mayor calamidad que la mujer."


    El Corán (libro sagrado de los musulmanes, recitado por Alá a Maomé en el siglo VI)


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    Hola Exxcéntrica,
    debe ser de noche por allá ...al otro lado
    pero he pensado lo mismo a menudo.
    Soy madrugador (y Vd también me parece...)
    le deseo un buen fin de semana !
    Adiós,
    Frank.
    Last edited by Frank van den Eeden; 06-07-2008 at 05:25 PM.
    beste groeten - sincères salutations - kindest regards - atentamente - mit freundlichen Grüßen

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    Hi vicente, they are not called bananas in Spain. The shown is a plátano.


    Not for Spain, but I think that is clear by now.
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    Hola Exx: I know! Solo estoy tomando el pelo!

    It makes me wonder though. There is a HUGE banana (plátano) importing company called Chiquita Bananas here in the USA. I'm surprised that they don't ship to Spain. And all the movies and songs...like Frank's "Yes, we have no bananas today" (very good Frank!! ) ...with girls like Carmen Miranda wearing banana headdress costumes...and the Woody Allen movie called "Bananas" (did you know that "bananas" is slang for "loco")

    Bah-NAN-nahs...the word just has a certain flare that PLAH-tah-no lacks!!...you would think that the name banana would be world-wide by now.

    Somehow a Plátano Split or Plátano Cream Pie just do not sound right!
    vicente

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    Hola Vicente, no sé lo que haces hablando en inglés!! ¡¡A ver qué va a pasar...!!

    Bueno, te digo, en España se entiende lo de banana perfectamente, de hecho, antes, lo que ahora llamamos banana se ha llamado siempre "plátano para freír" ya que esas bananas no existían en España. Han llegado con la inmigración.

    La expresión inglesa es graciosa, a saber porqué se dice eso!!
    Y solo quiero añadir....¡¡¡I'm banana s!!
    Los hombres son superiores a las mujeres porque Alá les otorgó la primacia sobre ellas. Portanto, dió a los varones el doble de lo que dió a las mujeres. Los maridos que sufrieran desobediencia de sus mujeres pueden castigarlas: abandonarlas en sus lechos, e incluso golpearlas.
    No se legó al hombre mayor calamidad que la mujer."


    El Corán (libro sagrado de los musulmanes, recitado por Alá a Maomé en el siglo VI)


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    Sandra: Do they grow bananas in Cuba?
    Yes, bananas of different kinds and plantains as well. Bananas are very sweet and juicy. This is tropical weather, you know!

    We have a delicious recipe with ripe plantains that is called: plátano borracho or plátano en tentación (drunken plantains or temptation plantains).
    You cook them with brown sugar, butter and
    1. Wine
    or
    2. Rum
    or
    3. Vodka PLEASE DON'T TRY THE RECIPE WITH THE 3 ABOVE!!!!

    We have a different type of bananas/plantains which are called "plátanos burros" (dunkey bananas/plantains). I am not sure about the exact word for them, because you can fry them, boil them but they can also be eaten without being cooked (although they do not taste so good that way). It was a genetic blend of both types of bananas which is very resistant to change of climate and strong weather.
    Realmente, el destino del mundo depende, en primer lugar, de los estadistas y, en segundo lugar, de los intérpretes.
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    I totally agree with Laura.
    In central american, the bananas are the sweet one you just peel and eat or make liquados, sweet treats with.
    Platanos are the ones that are meant to be cooked.
    Now, in general I always confuse my verdes and maduros, I never know "which witch is which".
    Now there are 2 kinds of platanos from my layman's POV, the green ones and the dark yellow ones.
    I've never cooked the green ones, but have fried the dark yellow ones at 2 different points. When they are hard, I cut them in round slices and fry them and squish them and re-fry them and add salt and/or garlic powder.
    When they are soft and tender, then I cut the platano in half lenghtwise, then in long slices and fry them. After they are done, they can be eaten as is or sprinkle some sugar on top. These last ones, unsugared, we serve with crema (salted sour cream) and/or frijoles liquados (refried beans).
    Yumm, man, just made myself hungry!!!
    Dragona

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