Definitions

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  • initialism Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anyone (or) Anything. Someone who objects to the building of any structure in their neighborhood, especially in public policy debate. Used as an expression of irritation towards people who are thought of as being worse than NIMBYs.

Etymologies

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Attested since 1991 in Australia.

Examples

  • It might almost be said that there is a growing tendency to model the United States , apart from its industrial features, upon the "banana republics," thus making it the BANANA

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  • I do taste the banana in it, and perhaps that's what counts. amol wrote: can i get whole process of making wine from BANANA

    Aaron Landry

  • I believe the proper term for Beth and her ilk is "BANANA" - Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything.

    Sound Politics: Kitsap County Foot-Ferry Tax

  • The planning system, originally designed to shape and guide development, has been turned into the weapon of choice for NIMBY activists who want to stop development at all costs – what David Cameron refers to as the BANANA brigade (Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anyone).

    The house Brown is building

  • The planning system, originally designed to shape and guide development, has been turned into the weapon of choice for NIMBY activists who want to stop development at all costs – what David Cameron refers to as the BANANA brigade (Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anyone).

    The house Brown is building

  • New construction is stymied by an attitude among regulators and environmentalists colloquially known as BANANA (Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anyone).

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  • Life In a Peanut Shell: TWD: CLASSIC BANANA BUNDT CAKE home recipes about me links contact skip to main | skip to sidebar

    TWD: CLASSIC BANANA BUNDT CAKE

  • Life In a Peanut Shell: BANANA SPLIT CUPCAKES home recipes about me links contact skip to main | skip to sidebar

    BANANA SPLIT CUPCAKES

  • Besides many, I love BANANA BOAT icing …. its gooood.

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  • Life In a Peanut Shell: TWD: BANANA CREAM PIE home recipes about me links contact skip to main | skip to sidebar

    TWD:BANANA CREAM PIE

Comments

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  • Hmmmm. What happened to our old BANANA? Must be something to do with the character set.

    November 19, 2009

  • It's the last word in alpha order on my miscellaneous list, but it suffers from "Disallowed key characters in global data".

    November 19, 2009

  • The character encoding is messed up; I mentioned that on Wordie Paradox.

    November 19, 2009

  • Ahh, thanks.

    November 19, 2009

  • A shout-out to, well, you know who you are. Each of you.

    February 7, 2013