Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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'Alien' Brand Okra

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My wife likes okra, but it always reminds me of something from the 'Alien' movies. Why not bring out an official Alien Brand okra, and make the best of it? If you're going to eat something green, slimy, and full of odd, entrail-shaped parts, you may as well get some entertainment out of it.
Ander, Sep 09 2000

What is Okra, you ask? http://www.urbanext.../veggies/okra1.html
Typical Okra conversation: "But it's so slimy!" - "Is not!" - "Is too!" - "Is not!" ... [jutta, Sep 09 2000]

(?) Okra are also known as Ladies' Fingers http://www.culinary.../vegetabl/344.shtml
Okra (Ladies' Fingers) Curry [hippo, Sep 09 2000, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Online dictionary for Peter http://dictionary.m...try.asp?search=okra
1. pod used as vegetable: a pod used as a vegetable and in soups and stews as a thickener. Also called gumbo [Lemon, Sep 09 2000, last modified Oct 05 2004]


       It'd be dead nice.   

       Ladies' Fingers and Okra, and apparently once a Turkish brand named 'Ege Bamyasi', immortalised by 60s/70s/80s/90s German band 'Can'. Come to think of it, it's not nice. It makes me despair, and sometimes when I get in the bath I find it has somehow colonised 'twixt mine toes.   

       Long live spinach ('sag'!) instead.
eehen, Sep 16 2000

       PeterSealy, The sound made while involuntary regurgitating ingested Okra is "Okra". That is how it obtained its name. FIN
thumbwax, Sep 16 2000

       Despite many observations of folk regurgitating said stuff, never have I heard one belch out, "Ladies' Fingers".   

       But why is this but?
eehen, Sep 16 2000

thumbwax, Sep 18 2000

       Bhindi. Indians call them Bhindi. I've never met anyone whose fingers look like Okra. Fortunately.
Lemon, Sep 18 2000

       No, that's a bidi.
Lemon, Sep 18 2000


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