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    do not eat the brown / overripe / overrippened / bruised areas



    1. Do not eat the brown areas.
    2. Do not eat the overripe areas.
    3. Do not eat the overrippened areas.
    3. Do not eat the bruised areas.

    Which is most natural?
    Not a teacher.

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    Re: do not eat the brown / overripe / overrippened / bruised areas

    None is natural with "areas". That's not a natural usage when talking about a banana. I'd say "Don't eat the brown bits". (Mind you, I would eat the whole thing. I'm not sure why you would tell someone not to.)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: do not eat the brown / overripe / overrippened / bruised areas

    Forget overrippened, or even overripened.

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    Re: do not eat the brown / overripe / overrippened / bruised areas

    Just replace "areas" with "bits" or "part", or something like that.

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    Re: do not eat the brown / overripe / overrippened / bruised areas

    Again, it's fine to eat the soft, overripe brown bits. The only reason not to is if you find them distasteful.

    In fact, squishy brown bananas are ideal for making banana bread and cake.

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    Re: do not eat the brown / overripe / overrippened / bruised areas

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    The only reason not to is if you find them distasteful.
    I do.

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    Picky!

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    We have so many types here that I can be picky. Mushy, over-ripe bananas are foul.

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    Re: do not eat the brown / overripe / overrippened / bruised areas

    I seem to remember reading that of the many banana varieties, only one is exported in their millions to countries which can't grow them.

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    Re: do not eat the brown / overripe / overrippened / bruised areas

    Someone told me in Cambodia that they have three dozen varieties there, which sounds about right. Lots probably wouldn't work in supermarkets in places like the UK as they're small and ugly, but taste great.

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