Posted by David FG on October 04, 2004
In Reply to: Re: Oke...? posted by Smokey Stover on October 04, 2004
: : : : : : Lena Horne uses the line "I'm broke, That's oak" in her version of "That's Why the Lady is a Tramp".
: : : : : : Is to say something is oak a real expression or poetic license?
: : : : : I'm broke, that's oke (okay).
: : : : Intersting.
: : : Are you skptical of my interprtation? Well, why not? SS
: : I'm utterly sincere and not skeptical at all. I'd have never thought to interpret it that way. But it wouldn't be the first time spelling has led me astray. I was guessing "oak", possibly as in solid or for sure, but I'd never heard the expression. Did you find the lyric somewhere?
It is (or was) presumably a new coining because something had to be found which rhymed with 'broke'.