A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from October 06, 2007
Okrahoma (Oklahoma nickname)

"Okrahoma” (okra + Oklahoma) is an unflattering nickname of Oklahoma or the University of Oklahoma. The term is one of several nicknames used at the Texas-Oklahoma football game known as the Red River Rivalry.

Other nicknames that Texans have used for Oklahoma and Oklahoma University include Chokelahoma, Jokelahoma, Mobilehoma, Yokelhoma, and Zero U.

About.com: Southern U.S. Cuisine
Okra recipes and information
Okra comes from a large vegetable plant thought to be of African origin, and it was brought to the United States three centuries ago by African slaves. The word, derived from the West African nkruma, was in use by the late 1700s. Grown in tropical and warm temperate climates, it is in the same plant family as hibiscus and cotton. Okra is usually available fresh year-round in the South, and from May to October in many other areas.
Okra can be served raw, marinated in salads or cooked on its own, and goes well with tomatoes, onions, corn, peppers, and eggplant. Whole, fresh okra pods also make excellent pickles. Its mild flavor can be compared to eggplant, though the texture is somewhat unusual.

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From: (Jenny Gutbezahl)
Date: 9 Jan 1994 16:01:07 -0500
Local: Sun, Jan 9 1994 5:01 pm
Subject: Re: Respect? 

Take Denva, Kollorado and Tulsa, Okrahoma, they ain’t got no ocean a tall, while Sem Frencisco, Kellafornia and Bostin, Messachoosit, has got more ocean than they can possible us.”

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From: (Phil Shirley)
Date: 28 Mar 1994 03:59:42 GMT
Local: Sun, Mar 27 1994 11:59 pm
Subject: Re: Songs about Suzy please?

I used to listen to the Statler Brothers a lot back when I lived in Okrahoma. 

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From: (Kent Nickell)
Date: 22 Sep 1994 22:58:52 -0500
Local: Thurs, Sep 22 1994 11:58 pm
Subject: Re: A&M woof from Texas fan

Instead of ripping tu, I would like to wish your team all the luck I can in its upcoming games with okrahoma and colorado as well as in conference. 

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From: (Josef Call)
Date: 5 Dec 1994 23:11:27 GMT
Local: Mon, Dec 5 1994 7:11 pm
Subject: Re: ALABAMA + 11-0 = NO SHOT AT NAT. TITLE. ha. 

My guess is that ND slips a bit relative to teams like Nebraska, Okrahoma!, and Penn State. 

Austin American-Statesman
Oklahoma, land of pigs and cow pies
Author: John Kelso, American-Statesman Staff
Date: October 8, 2002 Publication: Austin American-Statesman (TX) Word Count: 550

Folks around these parts are talking about just two subjects: invading Iraq and the invasion of Dallas on Saturday by a bunch of Oklahoma Gomers for the Texas-OU game (prediction: Texas 24, OU 20). So let’s get on with our annual sophomoric yet therapeutic spanking of Okrahoma, Jokelahoma, Mobilehoma, Brokelahoma, Chokelahoma, Croaklahoma or whatever you prefer to call it.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Saturday, October 06, 2007 • Permalink