Gumbo is a kind of food. I heard it only in Jambalaya (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnKOVPXhlnE).
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How common in everyday English is the expression a sort of gumbo? I heard it on tv, checked out on google, and I believe itīs got something to do with mixtures...
Gumbo is a kind of stew in which one of the principal ingredients is okra (or quiabo in Portuguese.) Both words, gumbo and quiabo, come from a group of African languages. The word okra derives from yet another African language.
I believe that I got this information on Wikipedia some time ago, under the entry for okra. You might want to check this. The expression a kind of gumbo is not very common (except possibly in parts of the South where gumbo is a popular dish.)
Last edited by riquecohen; 22-Sep-2010 at 13:55.
I heard it in an interview on the tv, and the interview wasnīt about okra, so I decided to google the expression.... On google I came across hits like My stage name is a sort of gumbo and This is a sort of gumbo of all adverture movies. And I figured out it was related to mixtures...