Too world say the same word(s) simultaneously. First person who claims “you owe me a Coke,” is, ostensibly owed a Coke. But it’s simply a funny acknowledgement of the event.

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

It sounds like, come to think the it, favor it to be a great add for Coke, and has become integrated right into our culture. :eek:

We constantly said, “Jinx!” “Buy me a coke” to be something you might say later. Friend could likewise say “stone jinx” or various other things the had various punishments.

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

Homer: Ow. Ow! OW!Mr. Burns: stop complaining! This means I don’t need to waste money top top morphine! fine Smithers, you to be right, the was no dead. I guess ns owe girlfriend a Coke.

Dunno if that’s the initial source, however it acquired me using it.

Also in Treehouse of Terror V:

Montgomery Burns: Yes, by cutting off cable TV, and also the beer supply, I’ll be able to ensure an moral winter’s work out the those low-lifes…Smithers: Sir, walk you ever before stop come think that perhaps it to be doing this that caused the ahead caretakers to walk insane and murder their families?Montgomery Burns: Mmm, perhaps. Tell girlfriend what, we come ago and anyone slaughtered, ns owe you a Coke.

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

When ns was a kid, I just knew around saying “jinx” and then the other human couldn’t speak until you stated their name.

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

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

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

I wonder if non-USA world 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 respectable 10, 2012, 7:02am #7

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

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

I deserve to confirm this was claimed in the 60s. Over there were various variations, however all revolved approximately two world saying the exact same word, and buying a Coke.

In ours neighborhood, you would certainly say “ten cents or Coke” while punching (lightly, much more like knocking) the person’s eight on each word. I think the dominance was if they can get away, they no owe friend anything. I have actually seen this done literally hundreds, if not hundreds of times cultivation up, and also I don’t recall one Coke ever before being purchase by the losing party.

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

There to be a Laurel and Hardy short* whereby they spoke the exact same thing at the very same time, just their routine went miscellaneous like:

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

Then they execute some complex finger and also arm routine.

*ETA: Google says it to be Our Relations.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Cleveland, Ohio are early on sixties:

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

No Cokes were ever before paid come my expertise perhaps partly since the other person might stop the whole thing merely by hollering “stop” prior to you got through.

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

There was a Laurel and also Hardy short* where they spoke the same thing at the same time, only their program went something like:

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

Then they do some complex finger and arm routine.

*ETA: Google says it was Our Relations.

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

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


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

Australia. Not speaking for the totality country, but my team of mates at period 8 or therefore would attach pinkies, climate each person had actually to name a poet before the jinx was broken and the parties could speak generally again. That might be obtained from the Laurel and Hardy routine, or it might be that both are derived from some older meme.

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

When i was a kid, you had to carry out this.

two world say very same thing at the exact same time

Me: Jinx!

(Other person can’t speak now)

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

Now they have to get me a coke prior to they are enabled to talk again or they acquire pinched/poked again.

Kenm respectable 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 across “jinx” offered that way.

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

Then “snap” was ago but supplied under various circumstances.

“You fan me a Coke,” like “jinx,” is new to me, too.

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

Where I thrived up in the 50’s one person would beat the various other in the top arm and say “jinx on a Pepsi.” I never ever liked Pepsi so never worried around collecting.

Lust4Life august 12, 2012, 4:06pm #18

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


If anyone said to me “I fan you a not very pleasant tasting, fizzy beverage”, I’d respond through “And ns owe you a smack in the mouth”.

Coke ! The proof the mass advertising, by stealth or otherwise, deserve to sell massive quantities of one otherwise forgettable product .

BigT respectable 13, 2012, 4:29am #19

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

two civilization say exact same thing in ~ the exact same time

Me: Jinx!

(Other human can’t talk now)

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

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

See, all we ever did was the surname thing. Anyone might say your name, and you’d have the ability to talk again. You could also defend against this by saying jinx in ~ the exact same time castle did, i beg your pardon would variously negate the effects.

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I knew some children who took it an extremely seriously, too. Castle stopped obtaining in problem for talk in course for quite a while–until the teacher said their name.

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

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

The jinx that i prefer though is this oneEx. 1Person 1 and also 2: lol blah blah (again lazy)Person 2: JINXPerson 1: Jinx is a hoax you fan me a cokePerson 2: Coke device is the end of order currently you owe me a quarterAnother i like to usage is this oneEx. 2Person 1 and also 2: blah (…)Person 2: JINX YOU fan ME A SODA (or coke)Person 1: Soda maker is the end of order now you owe me a 4 minutes 1 (just the beginning is different :p)

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