A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from October 05, 2007
Jokelahoma (Oklahoma nickname)

"Jokelahoma” (joke + Oklahoma) is an unflattering nickname for the state of Oklahoma, or just Oklahoma University. The nickname is sometimes used at the Texas-Oklahoma football game known as the Red River Rivalry.

Other Texas nicknames for Oklahoma and Oklahoma University include Chokelahoma, Mobilehoma, and Zero U.

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From: (Mike Trout)
Date: Tue, 21-Jul-87 15:14:06 EDT
Local: Tues, Jul 21 1987 3:14 pm
Subject: “Magic Eye” tubes

Sum kinda tornado warning device?” (This was in Jokelahoma.)

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From: (Sun Tzu Liao )
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1993 02:33:22 GMT
Local: Fri, Apr 16 1993 10:33 pm
Subject: Re: Omaha W-end Of Lust Wanted

You obviously cannot take any sort of humour whatsoever, so you answer every single post that is directed at you with mindless rantings that only prove to the rest of us--except maybe for that dink from—where was it?  Jokelahoma?—that you are a big ole baby who obviously cannot think of anything other than ‘f*** off and die, you are a bitch, blah blah blah’. 

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Date: 1996/09/23
Subject: Jokelahoma!!!!

Sooner fans,
Thanks for the victory.
Y’all suck.

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From: (Derek J. Castleman)
Date: 1996/10/21
Subject: Re: Blech

Nice world you live in McAnus.  I started out by calling jokelahoma a garbass no talent state.  You losers now admit that ou wouldn’t be able to win the oil bowl (ok HS vs Texas HS allstar game), without Texas talent.

Austin American-Statesman
Yokelhoma: high culture at Big Bob’s
Author: John Kelso, Austin American-Statesman
Date: October 5, 2001 Publication: Austin American-Statesman (TX) Word Count: 602

A hearty round of Bronx cheers to the many sourpuss Oklahoma football fans who got their Twinkies all atwitter over my Tuesday column, in which I jokingly renamed the state Jokelahoma and Mobilehoma. As a native son of Yokelhoma, I realize from all the vitriolic e-mail I received that I should have homed in on some of the state’s top tourist attractions, like Big Bob’s Lease-a-John in Lawton.

Austin American-Statesman
Oklahoma, land of pigs and cow pies
Author: John Kelso, American-Statesman Staff
Date: October 8, 2002 Publication: Austin American-Statesman (TX) Word Count: 550

Folks around these parts are talking about just two subjects: invading Iraq and the invasion of Dallas on Saturday by a bunch of Oklahoma Gomers for the Texas-OU game (prediction: Texas 24, OU 20). So let’s get on with our annual sophomoric yet therapeutic spanking of Okrahoma, Jokelahoma, Mobilehoma, Brokelahoma, Chokelahoma, Croaklahoma or whatever you prefer to call it.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Friday, October 05, 2007 • Permalink