My world was very nearly turned on it's head today by the following statement.
The banana is an herb.
Well like any reasonably skeptical person I said to my friend, "You're a fucking liar!" The ambiguity of a tomato was bad enough but now the bandana thinks it's an herb? I then calmly proceeded to devolve into a sobbing pile of snot. After enough time had passed my skepticism (denial) led me to the internet. Oxford had this to say.
Is the Banana a fruit or an Herb?
Both. A banana (the yellow thing you peel and eat) is undoubtedly a fruit (containing the seeds of the plant: see answer regarding tomatoes), though since commercially grown banana plants are sterile, the seeds are reduced to little specks. However, the banana plant, though it is called a 'banana-tree' in popular usage, is technically regarded as a herbaceous plant (or 'herb'), not a tree, because the stem does not contain true woody tissue.
Well ok, it's a compromise. Apparently the banana is a fruit... but the banana tree is not a tree at all but an herb.
The banana is also apparently super healthy/intoxicating. Banana Benefits