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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.
What is Okra, you ask?
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
Okra (Ladies' Fingers) Curry [hippo, Sep 09 2000, last modified Oct 21 2004]
Online dictionary for Peter
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]
||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.
||PeterSealy, The sound made while involuntary regurgitating ingested Okra is "Okra". That is how it obtained its name. FIN
||Despite many observations of folk regurgitating said stuff, never have I heard one belch out, "Ladies' Fingers".
||Bhindi. Indians call them Bhindi.
I've never met anyone whose fingers look like Okra. Fortunately.