To go bananas 发疯/情绪失控

The script of this programme 本節目台詞

Li: Hi and welcome to another edition of Authentic Real English. 今天我的搭檔是Neil. 唉,你的情緒怎麼這麼激動呀…

Neil: Ah, Li, I'm really, really excited! Actually, I haven't even got a script on me for the programme! I don't need a script! I don't need anything! I'm rich beyond my wildest dreams!

Li: Oh, that's nice. Neil 你怎麼一夜之間就成了暴發戶?

Neil: … a Mercedes Benz, a Porsche. Maybe well I could get a motorcycle as well and a small boat ... maybe a big one… a yacht! I could get a yacht!

Li: Neil, you are going bananas!

Neil: Bananas?! No cheap old fruit for me any more… I am having caviar, champagne, lobster!

Li: Neil! 你沒聽我在說什麼,我說的是 you have gone bananas!

Neil: Sorry Li. I'm very excited because I won the lottery! You know, this week they've got this big jackpot to offer and I got all of the numbers right!

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Image caption Will you go bananas if you win the lottery?

Li: Wow, Neil. 你真有運氣,竟中了六合彩!

Neil: And 'to go bananas' has nothing to do with food, as you know. It's an expression in English we use when we are so excited that we act almost out of control!

Li: 這是一個很奇怪的短語,表示情緒超常地激動,狂喜或狂怒,我看最好還是舉例示範一下吧。

Neil: Good idea. Let me write my shopping list while we listen to some examples of the use of this expression that has nothing to do with the actual fruit:

  • I'm so happy that I finally got my promotion. Yesterday I went bananas! I ended up running around the office, hugging and kissing my boss and every single co-worker! They probably thought I was mad.
  • After the team scored its fourth goal in the final the fans went bananas and started to shout and jump up and down!

Neil: So 'to go bananas' is not an expression about food but about behaviour. It means to behave in a very over-enthusiastic way, like you've gone crazy – an explosion of happiness!

Li: 是啊,你這激動的情緒也感染我了,現在我也想去買點什麼, 咱買不起大船,但是我可以買條小船兒,可以在浴缸裏玩兒一玩兒或者拿到湖裏區去玩兒玩兒,然後再去動物園。

Neil: The zoo? Why the zoo?

Li: 我們說了半天香蕉,我很想去動物園去看看猴子,買一些金黃色的香蕉餵餵猴子! Shiny golden bananas!

Neil: The colour of gold! The most beautiful colour there is! Golden bananas …

Li: Here is another one, 再在給你一個。

Neil: The monkeys might even think that they've won the jackpot too!

Li: Goodbye!

Neil: Goodbye!