Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

October 29, 2012

Reflections on jinxes

Mineral Wells Index

By Sue Seibert | sue_seibert@att.net

“Jinx – you owe me a Coke!”

Have you ever said that or something similar when you have said something at the same time as someone else? That was what we kids in Stephenville used to say, and I remember both having to buy someone a soda and someone having to buy me a soda.  

Raf tells me he doesn’t remember saying that in New Jersey, but the other day I was watching an episode of Castle, and both actors said something at the same time. One then said, “Jinx!” and then told the other he could not speak until she allowed him to or he would owe her a soda!

I had never heard the expression outside Stephenville, and especially on national television, so I was quite startled and decided to do some research.

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