Ladies fingers ...oh really...I have better fingers than that..

@vandana7 (67609)
India
December 5, 2016 12:33pm CST
The person who called Okra ladies fingers...must've been really p issed with the ladies around his home.. My fingers do not resemble those... Either I am not a lady or those are not ladies fingers...
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@topffer (36054)
• Svalbard And Jan Mayen
5 Dec 16
It is a matter of diplomacy : if you tell me that I have the fingers of a pianist, I will tell you that I do not play piano, but if you tell me that I have aristocratic fingers and I believe that you are sincere, I will make the wheel like a peacock.
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@vandana7 (67609)
• India
5 Dec 16
But Top...that is insulting...Okra cannot from any angle look better than any lady's fingers...
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@topffer (36054)
• Svalbard And Jan Mayen
5 Dec 16
@vandana7 I do not want to insult any lady. If I did, I sincerely apologize.
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@DaddyEvil (25922)
• Aurora, Missouri
6 Dec 16
okra fingers.
@vandana7 @topffer Uhm... vanny, you do not know every lady or not-lady in this world. I can guarantee there are women who have fingers that look like okra! (Either way, okra or those lady's fingers will not be anywhere near my mouth!)
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• United States
5 Dec 16
Lady Fingers are cookies - at least in this country they are.
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@vandana7 (67609)
• India
5 Dec 16
Well...that is even more funny...lol
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• United States
5 Dec 16
@vandana7 It makes more sense than calling green okra lady fingers
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@vandana7 (67609)
• India
5 Dec 16
@AbbyGreenhill ... They still look giant size and nothing slender and feminine about them..
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@DaddyEvil (25922)
• Aurora, Missouri
6 Dec 16
Hmmm... by the looks of your discussion, vanny, you are wanting US to decide if you are a lady or if okra are not really ladies fingers.... I know which way I would vote.... what answer did @TheHorse, @akalinus, @LadyDuck, @ramapo17, @WorDazza, @DeborahDiane and @MarshaMusselman give in response to this discussion?
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@LadyDuck (175823)
• Switzerland
6 Dec 16
We call the okra "gumbos" and not lady fingers, because the lady fingers are the soft biscuits we use to make the tiramis├╣.
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@DaddyEvil (25922)
• Aurora, Missouri
6 Dec 16
@LadyDuck Hmmm... now THOSE lady fingers might get to my mouth, Anna!
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@LadyDuck (175823)
• Switzerland
6 Dec 16
@DaddyEvil They are surely better looking than the gombos.
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@WorDazza (10091)
• Manchester, England
6 Dec 16
I believe the phrase was first used sometime in the 19th century when the Okra plant first arrived in the UK. At the time, the head gardener at Kew Gardens was an interesting woman named Lady Hermione Hatton-Smythe who's nickname was 'Green Fingers' on account of her incredible skills as a gardener and the disfigured appearance of her hands after she contracted a rare tropical disease while hunting for exotic plants in South America. Taking one look at the Okra, her faithful old servant Hargreaves is rumoured to have said "Oh look, it's just like my lady's fingers". And the name stuck. So there you have it!
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@vandana7 (67609)
• India
6 Dec 16
Well....that is interesting...but sad that she got some tropical disease...
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@WorDazza (10091)
• Manchester, England
6 Dec 16
@vandana7 Interesting indeed. And completely made up!!!
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@vandana7 (67609)
• India
6 Dec 16
@WorDazza ...oh you are horrid..lol
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@GooglePlus (1383)
5 Dec 16
Show me yours... I have to check if they resemble or not. You see .. you can be suffering from CantCLadiezFingers deficiency.
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@vandana7 (67609)
• India
5 Dec 16
Now..that is some diagnosis.. @DaddyEvil...this is what Raja has been doing in that sabbatical he took. Learning names of complicated deficiencies. lol
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5 Dec 16
@vandana7 No, I was pregnant It took 10 months to understand I was pregnant
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5 Dec 16
@vandana7 All door were closed. Got a Carpenter, Made a door and get it delivered. Now I have open door
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@JudyEv (134825)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec 16
There are ladyfinger grapes too that don't have much in common with 'real' ladies' fingers.
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@vandana7 (67609)
• India
6 Dec 16
Why do they pick on us...why can't they have something like men's fingers...horrifying thought.
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@just4him (127078)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec 16
I'm sure you have very nice fingers.
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@vandana7 (67609)
• India
6 Dec 16
Oh I do...with all knotty knuckles and wrinkled skin..they still look like human fingers you know.
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@just4him (127078)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Dec 16
@vandana7 Well then, if they are so knotty and wrinkled, maybe you wouldn't mind sharing a certain leg or two
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@vandana7 (67609)
• India
6 Dec 16
@just4him .. Oh no...Pony's legs are mine and mine alone!!!
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@valmnz (12744)
• New Zealand
5 Dec 16
Ha, ha. I have no idea what ladies fingers look like - are they a flower? - but they're obviously not delicate.
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@vandana7 (67609)
• India
5 Dec 16
Just look at that picture and tell me if you think our fingers deserve to be equated to that vegetable...even if that vegetable tastes really nice after being cooked.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search For other uses, see Okra (disambiguation). "Bhindi?????" redirects here. It is not to be confused with Bindi (disambiguation). This article possibly contains original research. Please improv
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@valmnz (12744)
• New Zealand
5 Dec 16
@vandana7 oh dear! Well, I agree with you
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• United States
5 Dec 16
@vandana7 I live in the south and never once heard okra referred to as lady fingers.
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• United States
6 Dec 16
i've ne'er heard okra called such? my preference 's to eat okra sliced, double battered 'n deep fried :) 'course, can't eat 't these days...but sure miss 't!
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7 Dec 16
Yeah the deep fired one taste really good
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• United States
7 Dec 16
@vandana7 the stuffin'?? i always battered 'em'n cornmeal/egg/milk 'n fried 'em 'p crispy :)
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8 Dec 16
@vandana7 Stuffing doesn't remain inside for all but I put it again and eat it
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@allknowing (69307)
• India
5 Dec 16
That's English for you. My advice. Never try to unravel those mysteries. You will not make any progress. I too have wondered.
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@vandana7 (67609)
• India
6 Dec 16
Oh but that is the best way to tell them our language is better than yours...it has more common sense anyway..
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@allknowing (69307)
• India
6 Dec 16
@vandana7 You think they will listen to you. They are always cats' whiskers (lol)
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@vandana7 (67609)
• India
7 Dec 16
@allknowing ... We gave them zero, and look where math has gone...we will give some common sense to their language ...may be there will be some progress in that direction too..for a change.
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@pgntwo (22483)
• Carthage, Tunisia
5 Dec 16
Yes, fumbly fingers indeed. I doubt you should worry :)
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@vandana7 (67609)
• India
6 Dec 16
Worry that my nails would narrow down like that? I tried growing them longer ...they turned inwards like claws...did not taper like Okra...in any event, my fingers are not green...
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@pgntwo (22483)
• Carthage, Tunisia
6 Dec 16
@vandana7 You grow a small garden, I think - so at least you have green thumbs :)
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@vandana7 (67609)
• India
7 Dec 16
@pgntwo ... Nope...my thumbs are also dark brown + dark beige whatever...anything but green...I can see them..they are not green for sure...
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@Plethos (10853)
• United States
5 Dec 16
but, i enjoy the lady fingers when they touch my body. . . oh you mean as in "culinary" foodie type of fingers. . . never mind !
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@vandana7 (67609)
• India
6 Dec 16
Aw...just when myLot started regaining its dignity you come with ladies fingers touching your body...me thinks you should ask your gf to give it a try ...I mean push the okra in deep freeze and try running on your body...who knows..anything can happen. It is still god's world.
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@Plethos (10853)
• United States
7 Dec 16
@vandana7 - ". . . push the okra in deep freeze. . . " ill admit, i flinched a little
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@silvermist (20116)
• India
6 Dec 16
http://www.onlyfoods.net/okra-ladys-finger.html
@vandana7 It seems the name was given years ago when the fingers of ladies were long,slender and tapering.(Not like Yours or mine is beside the point).
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@vandana7 (67609)
• India
6 Dec 16
I wonder at which end would be the nails...an in any event ..if you noticed there are angles to ladies fingers but our fingers do not have angles...god prefers them rounded..
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• Peoria, Arizona
5 Dec 16
okra lady fingers are delicious though haha! They do kind of look like a slender woman's hand, just have to imagine it
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@vandana7 (67609)
• India
5 Dec 16
No way...I turned them upside down and again upside down...either way I could not see my nail...and the color green...mine are brown..and my fingers don't taper...to a sort of pointed level...really nothing like my fingers...they look like pyramid shape gone horribly wrong.
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@SIMPLYD (82943)
• Philippines
7 Dec 16
I don't have fingers shaped like okra too . They have wide knuckles at the middle from my constantly folding and making a sound out of it before when i was younger that's maybe why .
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@vandana7 (67609)
• India
7 Dec 16
Mine are like that too..
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@SIMPLYD (82943)
• Philippines
8 Dec 16
@vandana7 I think i saw that most women have fingers like ours . That's how mothers' fingers are . It shows we are industrious .
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
10 Dec 16
Could have done with a photo Vanny, as I'm not sure what okra looks like.
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@vandana7 (67609)
• India
20 Dec 16
Tell me do you find any similarities?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search For other uses, see Okra (disambiguation). "Bhindi?????" redirects here. It is not to be confused with Bindi (disambiguation). This article possibly contains original research. Please improv
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
20 Dec 16
@vandana7 Yuk - NO.
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@vandana7 (67609)
• India
21 Dec 16
@jaboUK .. Massive insult to women's ego... there should be some place to file a case against such nomenclature.
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@garymarsh6 (14430)
• United Kingdom
10 Dec 16
I am stunned into silence! You made me smile!
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@vandana7 (67609)
• India
11 Dec 16
The first sentence makes me suspect whether you wanted to say...vanny you don't qualify as a lady and you know that... Nice that I could make you smile..
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@garymarsh6 (14430)
• United Kingdom
25 Dec 16
@vandana7 Haha I would never say anything like that to you! That made me smile even more!
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
20 Dec 16
Lol!!!! They should leave us ladies out of this!
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@vandana7 (67609)
• India
20 Dec 16
True...we are so beautiful and never green...well most of the time..
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• Preston, England
19 Dec 16
He has clearly been dating ladies from another planet
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@vandana7 (67609)
• India
19 Dec 16
Now..why didn't I think of that..
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@1hopefulman (32419)
• Canada
25 Dec 16
Yes, you are right, okra doesn't really look like lady-fingers.
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