Okra as a count noun

Bill Palmer w_a_palmer at BELLSOUTH.NET
Thu Sep 3 00:10:39 UTC 2009

Waiting to be seen in the Eye Clinic at Duke U, I overheard another patient telling his companion that he had been given a "bag of okras".  He referred to "okras" a couple of more times, sort of the way you'd refer to apples or tomatoes.

 70ish African American male, probably from NC.  

I hadn't heard okra pluralized that way before.

Bill Palmer

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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