Refers to Barneys tavern in London, Ontario. The Friday night crowds from the University of Western Ontario are infamous. The house band plays all the favourites as students toast the end of a long week.
From Barneys --> Barnyards --> The Yard
"What are you saying tonight?"
"I'm thinking The Yard."
"I hear that."
A female of little or no value like an overgrown shrub that takes up valuable lawn space.
"Are you going to see that girl again?"
"No, she was just useless bush."