Monday, March 07, 2005

It's true! I swear!

My tasty side dish at Earl's in Bricktown reminded me of a ridiculous true story from a few years ago. A group of Japanese educators visited central Oklahoma to tour our schools, particularly the vo-techs. They went to the home of one of the local officials and while they were there, they toured the garden. The gardener/homeowner explained "squash," "tomatoes," etc. When she got to "okra," suddenly everything made sense to one of the guests, who proclaimed, "Ah! Okra-homa!" I'm not making it up. Instead of the land of the "red people," I guess we are the home of the red slimy green vegetables. (Who can eat that stuff steamed, anyway? Fried or pickled or hidden in gumbo, thank you very much.)


Blogger Ceres said...

I think you should rename you blog Okra-rama. Funny story.

8:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm surprised they didn't start dancing.

Mention Oklahoma in Japan and you always get...'Ah, Okrahoma Mixer.'

Oklahoma Mixer? It's what they call 'Square Dancing'.

Okie in Japan

3:02 AM  

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