I had them thrust into my line of sight during my vacation, so I pass that particular joy onto you
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banana republic
n : a small country that is politically unstable and whose economy is dominated
by foreign companies and depends on one export (such as bananas)

I think banana republics have been replaced by banana hammock republics, where the export
of fruit has been switched with the temporary import of overweight europeans and north americans.

note: explaining to mumzy what a banana hammock is should prove to be about as akward as
the time I had to explain why a chinese restaurant called "The Golden Shower" was so funny.
Hopefully this time she'll just ask, and not just type it into Google.