Okra is often used in a “mediocre” pun as “medi-okra” or “mediokra.” “Worst pun of the year (...) ‘Mediokra’” was printed in 1943 newspapers.
Gumbo is sometimes used in the joke. “I’m not gonna eat this gumbo. It’s mediokra” was posted on Twitter on January 11, 2010. “I need better vegetables for my gumbo, these are medi-okra” was posted on Twitter on February 25, 2015. “Average gumbo is only medi-okra!” was posted on Twitter on APril 3, 2015.
“It was meaty okra” is a similar pun.
17 July 1943, The Evening News (Harrisburg, PA), “In Hollywood” by Erskine Johnson (NEA), pg. 6, col. 7:
Worst pun of the year: When a visitor, touring Otto Kruger’s victory garden, came to the okra plants and asked how they were doing, Otto said: “Mediokra.”
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A run-of-the-mill vegetable?
I’m not gonna eat this gumbo. It’s mediokra.
6:52 AM - 11 Jan 2010
“And their gumbo? Can you say medi-OKRA?” - slam dunk by hilarious restaurant critic
7:20 PM - 18 Mar 2011
The pod vegetables I bought for the gumbo I was making were so-so. They were medi-okra.
9:06 AM - 22 Nov 2011
Bland gumbo could be the result of mediokra.
7:08 PM - 14 Jun 2012
I need better vegetables for my gumbo, these are medi-okra. -Tearable Puns (http://bit.ly/1voC6v6 )
12:02 PM - 25 Feb 2015
Average gumbo is only medi-okra! Happy Friday! #Joke Have a Great Weekend All!
3:56 PM - 3 Apr 2015
NEED BETTER VEGETABLES FOR MY GUMBO NO PUNSTER THESE ARE MEDI-OKRA A SOUP-ER PUN MEME
MEMES PUNS ? ARES OKRA GUMBO SOUP PUN NEEDED VEGETABLES VEGETALS VEGETABLE VEGETAL
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