Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Going bananas...

Some FT pieces about the newest 'Banana Republics', namely the US and the UK

(The term 'Banana Republic' was first used by American author O. Henry in his 1904 novel Cabbages and Kings. 'Going Bananas' entered the English language in 1935. In the same year 'Banana Republic' was first used in its familiar modern way in a piece of fiction published by Esquire magazine.)

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