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Whatcha Doin Wit Dat Yoke?

(Because i found the lyrics to the Rubberbandits' Horse Outside song)

If only there were individual words for things...

Yoke - Any thing.

This is one of the most commonly used Irish slang words and is completely interchangeable with the word "thing." The Irish use it to refer to any object, although usually the item in question is annoying, irrelevant or unfamiliar to the person speaking.

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The slang term "yoke" can be used in the following ways:

When needing assistance: "C'mere and help me with this yoke."
When confounded: "What sort of a yoke is that?"
When curious: "Whatcha doin' with that yoke?"
When frustrated: "This stupid yoke!"
When dealing with paparazzi: "Get that stupid yoke out of my face!"

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Or, as the one commenter noted, it could also refer to Ecstasy.

By min | February 17, 2011, 9:55 PM | Ummm... Other?