Too people say the exact same word(s) simultaneously. An initial person who states “you fan me a Coke,” is, ostensibly fan a Coke. Yet it’s simply a funny acknowledgement that the event.

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

It sound like, involved think of it, choose it was a an excellent add for Coke, and also has end up being integrated right into our culture. :eek:

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

First i have heard that it remained in Simpsons’ Treehouse of Terror II.

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

Dunno if that’s the initial source, however it acquired me making use of it.

Also in Treehouse that Terror V:

Montgomery Burns: Yes, by cutting turn off cable TV, and the beer supply, I’ll have the ability to ensure an moral winter’s work out the those low-lifes…Smithers: Sir, go you ever before stop come think that possibly it to be doing this that brought about the previous caretakers to walk insane and also murder their families?Montgomery Burns: Mmm, perhaps. Tell girlfriend what, us come earlier and anyone slaughtered, i owe girlfriend a Coke.

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

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

The an initial time ns heard the “buy me a coke” bit included on remained 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, i remember saying just “jinx” once I was farming up, yet not the part of no saying the other person’s name. Howeve, it to be imperative the you speak “jinx” first. “Stone jinx” was what again?

I wonder if non-USA civilization do this.

But the mystery continues…

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

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

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

The speak I’m acquainted with is “pinch, poke, you fan me a Coke.” as you’re saying “pinch, poke”, you actually pinch and poke the various other person.

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

I can confirm this was said in the 60s. There were various variations, but all revolved roughly two human being saying the exact same word, and buying a Coke.

In ours neighborhood, you would certainly say “ten cent or Coke” if punching (lightly, much more like knocking) the person’s arm on every word. Ns think the ascendancy was if they can get away, they no owe you anything. I have actually seen this excellent literally hundreds, if not hundreds of times growing up, and I don’t recall one Coke ever before being bought by the shedding party.

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

There was a Laurel and also Hardy short* whereby they spoke the very same thing in ~ the same time, only their regimen went something like:

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

Then they carry out some complicated finger and arm routine.

*ETA: Google states it to be Our Relations.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Cleveland, Ohio are early sixties:

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

No Cokes were ever before paid come my expertise perhaps partly due to the fact that the various other person might stop the whole thing just by hollering “stop” before you got through.

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

There was a Laurel and Hardy short* where they speak the exact same thing in ~ the same time, only their regimen went other like:

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

Then they execute some complex finger and arm routine.

*ETA: Google says it to be Our Relations.

I have no idea what this means, an especially 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 m sorry is constantly welcome).


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

Australia. Not speaking for the entirety country, yet my team of mates at age 8 or so would attach pinkies, then each person had actually to name a poet before the jinx was broken and the parties could speak generally again. That may be acquired from the Laurel and also Hardy routine, or it may be that both are acquired from some older meme.

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

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

two human being say exact same thing at the very 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 prior to they are permitted to talk again or they get pinched/poked again.

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

“Snap” has developed in meaning, changed by “jinx,” it appears. This subject is the very first time i’ve come across “jinx” supplied that way.

My mother (born 1913, west Canada) and her generation supplied “snap” once two people said the same thing at the same time, and also I heard it supplied that method in Hollywood movies made in the "30s and "40s, therefore its use that means can’t it is in a regionalism.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Coke ! The proof that 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

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

two civilization say very same thing in ~ the same time

Me: Jinx!

(Other person can’t talk now)

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

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

See, every we ever did to be the name thing. Anyone might say her name, and also you’d have the ability to talk again. Friend could also defend versus this by saying jinx at the very same time they did, i m sorry would otherwise negate the effects.

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I knew some youngsters who took it an extremely seriously, too. Lock stopped obtaining in problem for talking in class for fairly a while–until the teacher claimed their name.

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

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

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

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