Too human being say the very same word(s) simultaneously. First person who says “you owe me a Coke,” is, ostensibly fan a Coke. However it’s simply a funny acknowledgement of the event.

You are watching: Pinch poke you owe me a coke

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

It sound like, involved think of it, favor it to be a great add because that Coke, and has come to be integrated right into our culture. :eek:

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

First i’ve heard of it remained in Simpsons’ Treehouse the Terror II.

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

Dunno if it is the original source, yet it got me using it.

Also in Treehouse the Terror V:

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

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

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

The an initial time i heard the “buy me a coke” bit included on was in a skit on one old episode 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” as soon as I was farming up, but not the component of not saying the other person’s name. Howeve, it to be imperative that you to speak “jinx” first. “Stone jinx” to be what again?

I wonder if non-USA civilization do this.

But the secret continues…

Satellite_Guy respectable 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 saying I’m acquainted with is “pinch, poke, you fan me a Coke.” together you’re saying “pinch, poke”, you actually pinch and also poke the other person.

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

I can confirm this was stated in the 60s. There were various variations, but all revolved roughly two people saying the very same word, and buying a Coke.

In our neighborhood, you would certainly say “ten cents or Coke” if punching (lightly, much more like knocking) the person’s eight on every word. Ns think the rule was if they might get away, they no owe you anything. I have actually seen this excellent literally hundreds, if not thousands of times cultivation up, and also I don’t recall one Coke ever before being to buy by the shedding party.

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

There was a Laurel and Hardy short* wherein they speak the very same thing at the exact same time, just their program went miscellaneous like:

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

Then they do some complex finger and also arm routine.

*ETA: Google claims it to be Our Relations.

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

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

My boy (Northern Ontario/Vancouver, class 4 appropriate now) walk “Jinx, currently you fan me a soda”

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

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

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


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

Cleveland, Ohio are beforehand sixties:

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

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

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

There was a Laurel and also Hardy short* whereby they spoke the exact same thing in ~ the exact same time, only 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 carry out some complex finger and also arm routine.

*ETA: Google claims it was Our Relations.

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

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


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

Australia. Not speaking because that the totality country, but my group of mates at age 8 or so would attach pinkies, climate each person had actually to name a poet before the jinx to be broken and also the parties might speak usually again. That may be acquired from the Laurel and also Hardy routine, or it might be the both are derived from part older meme.

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

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

two civilization say same thing in ~ the exact same time

Me: Jinx!

(Other human being can’t talk now)

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

Now they have to gain me a coke prior to they are permitted to speak again or they acquire pinched/poked again.

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

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

My mom (born 1913, west Canada) and her generation supplied “snap” when two civilization said the exact same thing at the very same time, and also I heard it supplied that means in Hollywood movie made in the \"30s and also \"40s, for this reason its usage that way can’t be a regionalism.

Then “snap” was back but used under various circumstances.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

two human being say very same thing in ~ the same time

Me: Jinx!

(Other person can’t talk now)

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

Now they have actually to acquire me a coke prior to they are enabled to speak again or they gain pinched/poked again.

See, all we ever did to be the surname thing. Anyone can say your name, and you’d have the ability to talk again. Girlfriend could also defend versus this by saying jinx in ~ the same time castle did, which would otherwise negate the effects.

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I knew some kids who took it an extremely seriously, too. Lock stopped getting in trouble for talk in class for rather a while–until the teacher stated their name.

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

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

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

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