banana bender
A Queenslander. The term derives from the joking notion (as perceived from the southern states of Australia) that Queenslanders spend their time putting bends into bananas. The association of bananas with Queensland (bananaland) is based on the extensive banana-growing industry in tropical Queensland. The Queensland border has been called the Banana curtain and Brisbane has been called Banana city. The term was first recorded in 1964.

Australian idioms. 2014.

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