In Reply to: Like okra posted by John on December 03, 2009 at 14:43:
: Does anyone know the origin of the phrase 'roke like okra' - or - 'rope like okra'. I remember it from childhood. A typical sentence, "If you don't leave me alone I'll beat you til you roke/rope like okra."
You should try the search box at the top before asking a question. Here's my previous post on the topic: http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/43/messages/833.html