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Posted by Word Camel on October 03, 2004

In Reply to: Oke...? posted by Smokey Stover on October 03, 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?