Word on the Street

Kool-Aid (kool-eyd) noun. The water of the ghettos, and the true drink, of  the unemployed and broke ballers.

Usage example: “Person 1: ‘You want some kool-aid?’, person 2: ‘Man, you know I want some kool-aid’

Word history: Kool-Aid was invented by Edwin Perkins and his wife Kitty in Hastings, Nebraska, United States. All of his experiments took place in his mother’s kitchen. Its predecessor was a liquid concentrate called Fruit Smack. To reduce shipping costs, in 1927, Perkins discovered a way to remove the liquid from Fruit Smack, leaving only a powder. This powder was named Kool-Aid. Perkins moved his production to Chicago in 1931 and Kool-Aid was sold to General Foods in 1953.

Found this Family Guy video. Not much to do with Kool-Aid, but funny as hell.


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