all yo(l)ked up

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 9 03:12:17 UTC 2014

On 5/6/2014 8:59 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:

 it looks to me as though "yoked" is the original and "yolked" an
enough)     eggcorn

I agree.

FWIW, I have a mental image of a man bulked up and powerful enough to be
yoked to a wagon like an ox. Of course, as is the case with any other WAG,
that may be utter nonsense.


All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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