Too people say the exact same word(s) simultaneously. First person who claims “you owe me a Coke,” is, ostensibly fan a Coke. Yet it’s simply a fun acknowledgement the the event.

You are watching: Jinx you owe me a coke

I assumption: v the fake punch to the shoulder is a refinement.

It sound like, pertained to think of it, prefer it to be a an excellent add because that Coke, and has become integrated into our culture. :eek:


We constantly said, “Jinx!” “Buy me a coke” was something you can say later. Girlfriend could additionally say “stone jinx” or other things that had different punishments.


First i’ve heard that it was in Simpsons’ Treehouse of Terror II.

Homer: Ow. Ow! OW!Mr. Burns: quit complaining! This means I don’t have to waste money on morphine! well Smithers, you were right, he was not dead. I guess ns owe you a Coke.

Dunno if it is the initial source, yet it gained me utilizing it.

Also in Treehouse that Terror V:

Montgomery Burns: Yes, by cutting turn off cable TV, and also the beer supply, I’ll have the ability to ensure an ethical winter’s work out the those low-lifes…Smithers: Sir, walk you ever stop to think that maybe it to be doing this that resulted in the vault caretakers to walk insane and murder your families?Montgomery Burns: Mmm, perhaps. Tell girlfriend what, we come earlier and everyone slaughtered, i owe you a Coke.


hogarth august 10, 2012, 4:11am #4

When i was a kid, I simply knew around saying “jinx” and also then the other human couldn’t speak until you claimed their name.

The an initial time ns heard the “buy me a coke” bit added on was in a skit on one old illustration of Saturday Night Live (Dec. 15, 1984, apparently).

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Leo_Bloom respectable 10, 2012, 5:15am #5

You’re right, ns remember saying just “jinx” once I was growing up, however not the part of not saying the various other person’s name. Howeve, it to be imperative the you say “jinx” first. “Stone jinx” was what again?

I wonder if non-USA human being do this.

But the secret continues…


Satellite_Guy august 10, 2012, 5:45am #6

I’m familiar with it together Owe me a beer.


x-ray_vision august 10, 2012, 7:02am #7

The speak I’m familiar with is “pinch, poke, you fan me a Coke.” together you’re saying “pinch, poke”, you in reality pinch and also poke the other person.


lost4life respectable 10, 2012, 1:12pm #8

I have the right to confirm this was claimed in the 60s. Over there were various variations, yet all revolved approximately two civilization saying the same word, and buying a Coke.

In our neighborhood, you would certainly say “ten cent or Coke” when punching (lightly, more like knocking) the person’s arm on each word. Ns think the dominion was if they can get away, they didn’t owe friend anything. I have actually seen this excellent literally hundreds, if not hundreds of times growing up, and I don’t recall one Coke ever being to buy by the shedding party.


PoorYorick respectable 10, 2012, 1:43pm #9

There to be a Laurel and also Hardy short* wherein they speak the very same thing at the very same time, just their regimen went miscellaneous like:

L: Shakespeare!H: Longfellow!L: What goes up the chimney?H: Smoke!L: What goes down the chimney?H: Santa Claus!

Then they carry out some facility finger and arm routine.

*ETA: Google claims it to be Our Relations.


Mona_Lisa_Simpson august 10, 2012, 3:37pm #10

I prospered up in northern Ontario (1970s)and that was always “Jinx”. Climate you couldn’t speak till her name to be said.

My child (Northern Ontario/Vancouver, class 4 right now) go “Jinx, now you fan me a soda”

Which is weird, because a) i have heard the Coke variation but never soda.b) us don’t say soda, we say pop.


kanicbird august 10, 2012, 3:37pm #11
Satellite_Guy:

I’m familiar with it as Owe me a beer.

Seconded


OldGuy respectable 10, 2012, 5:00pm #12

Cleveland, Ohio are at an early stage sixties:

“Jinx, horse, 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10, you owe me a Coke.”

No Cokes were ever paid to my knowledge perhaps partly because the other person might stop the totality thing just by hollering “stop” prior to you got through.


Leo_Bloom respectable 10, 2012, 11:18pm #13
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PoorYorick:

There was a Laurel and also Hardy short* where they speak the very same thing in ~ the very same time, just their regimen went miscellaneous like:

L: Shakespeare!H: Longfellow!L: What goes up the chimney?H: Smoke!L: What goes under the chimney?H: Santa Claus!

Then they execute some complex finger and arm routine.

*ETA: Google claims it was Our Relations.

I have actually no idea what this means, particularly the Shakespeare/Longfellow line, in the absence of a challenge.

More important, I have no idea why this to be posted (aside from basic geniality, i beg your pardon is always welcome).

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Noel_Prosequi august 10, 2012, 11:31pm #14

Australia. Not speaking because that the totality country, yet my group of mates at period 8 or therefore would attach pinkies, climate each person had actually to surname a poet before the jinx was broken and the parties can speak normally again. That might be derived from the Laurel and also Hardy routine, or it may be the both are derived from some older meme.


drewtwo99 august 10, 2012, 11:32pm #15

When i was a kid, you had to execute this.

two world say same thing in ~ the same time

Me: Jinx!

(Other human being can’t talk now)

Me: (saying) Pinch pinches the various other person, punctured pokes the other person, you owe me a coke!

Now they have to get me a coke before they are allowed to speak again or they get pinched/poked again.


Kenm august 11, 2012, 2:56am #16

“Snap” has advanced in meaning, changed by “jinx,” the appears. This object is the an initial time i have come throughout “jinx” used that way.

My mom (born 1913, western Canada) and also her generation offered “snap” as soon as two world said the same thing in ~ the exact same time, and I heard it offered that way in Hollywood movies made in the "30s and "40s, therefore its use that means can’t be a regionalism.

Then “snap” was earlier but used under different circumstances.

“You owe me a Coke,” favor “jinx,” is brand-new to me, too.


denquixote august 11, 2012, 4:08am #17

Where I prospered up in the 50’s one human would beat the various other in the upper arm and say “jinx ~ above a Pepsi.” I never ever liked Pepsi so never ever worried about collecting.


Lust4Life respectable 12, 2012, 4:06pm #18
Satellite_Guy:

I’m familiar with it together Owe me a beer.

Thirded.

If anyone stated to me “I fan you a not an extremely pleasant tasting, fizzy beverage”, I’d respond with “And ns owe girlfriend a smack in the mouth”.

Coke ! The proof the mass advertising, by stealth or otherwise, have the right to sell massive amounts of an otherwise forgettable product .


BigT august 13, 2012, 4:29am #19
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drewtwo99:

When ns was a kid, you had actually to do this.

two people say same thing at the very same time

Me: Jinx!

(Other human being can’t talk now)

Me: (saying) Pinch pinches the various other person, punctured pokes the various other person, you owe me a coke!

Now they have actually to get me a coke before they are allowed to talk again or they gain pinched/poked again.

See, all we ever did was the name thing. Anyone could say your name, and also you’d have the ability to talk again. Girlfriend could likewise defend versus this by speak jinx in ~ the very same time they did, which would otherwise negate the effects.

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I knew some kids who take it it an extremely seriously, too. Lock stopped gaining in trouble for talking in course for rather a while–until the teacher claimed their name.


Herobrine_s_Daughter march 4, 2017, 10:01pm #20

I have actually heard so countless different type of jinxesEx.Person 1 and also 2: lol blah lol (to lazy to do them to speak something)Person 1: JINX 1 2 3 4… 10But if person 2 says stop prior to person 1 reaches 10 then person 1 is jinxed

The jinx the i like though is this oneEx. 1Person 1 and also 2: lol blah lol (again lazy)Person 2: JINXPerson 1: Jinx is a joke you fan me a cokePerson 2: Coke machine is out of order currently you fan me a quarterAnother i favor to usage is this oneEx. 2Person 1 and 2: lol (…)Person 2: JINX YOU fan ME A SODA (or coke)Person 1: Soda maker is out of order currently you owe me a 4 minutes 1 (just the start is various :p)


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