What did GI's call Kool-aid in WWII?

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What did GI's call Kool-aid in WWII?

Post by ChristopherPerrien » 23 May 2003 03:36

I am seeing who might know this, particularily some of the "all-knowing" running around this forum. Feel free to say I don't know.

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Post by Aufklarung » 23 May 2003 04:48

You got me.
Beverage, powdered, fruit flavour might work!!
I don't know either.
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Post by moses » 23 May 2003 07:31

beverage, powdered, fruit flavor, caliber 45, M1

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Post by Korbius » 23 May 2003 11:41

Instead of Kool-aid, they would call it Cool-aid or Kewl-aid :lol:

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Post by ChristopherPerrien » 23 May 2003 14:37

wrong so far.

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Kool Aid

Post by 20 Juli 1944 » 23 May 2003 17:07

Milk was called Klim
Kool Aid was look dia ?
Fruit Smack was the orignal name
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Post by Korbius » 23 May 2003 20:02

But are we sure it existed during that period or is this some type of a joke? :)

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Post by Yngwie J. » 23 May 2003 20:03

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Post by ChristopherPerrien » 24 May 2003 07:55

Alright since people are starting to wonder, and no experts have showed up, Here it is=

Bug Juice

Seems that it just was not macho to be drinking a "kids" drink named Kool-Aid, so they called it Bug Juice.

This was told to me by a WWII US infantryman, who lost a leg while blasting a bunker in the Seigfreid/West Wall line. Bad dude, I only saw him drink "Bourbon" for the twenty years I knew him He died back in 90.
RIP- Mr. Byrd

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Post by Aufklarung » 24 May 2003 13:48

Thanx CP, I can sleep at nite now :lol: .
IIRC there were alot of other members of the US armed forces that called Kool-Aid Bug Juice. I know I've read books about the US Navy in the Pacific who used that same term. Probably one of those generic erms started in a military and passed around over a number of years. It would probably be hard to find who and when first coined the phrase.
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Post by ChristopherPerrien » 24 May 2003 22:42

True, I believe I read in "Wahoo" by Daniel O'Kane that US submariners called it bug juice too.

I will tell you this, the stuff will attrach bugs particularly when eating "chow" outdoors.
That and/or when you squash a bug its "guts" can be the colors of Kool-aid. You know what you PETA people can do. :)

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Bah

Post by Punk_Waffen » 17 Oct 2003 03:32

Damn i found this thread way to late cause i knew that too..... :( i woulda looked good...BAH

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Post by ChristopherPerrien » 17 Oct 2003 05:09

Yea it was a good topic while it lasted. I suppose we could try other GI nicknames for food.

Track pads-cake
Roadwheels-cookies
Jim Jones Punch- kool aid
Green eggs and Ham- literally
Nuclear war milk- that long self life milk
Paint thinner -coffee
lifer juice -coffee
Square fish- fish
Tobacco plug- ginger cake
pogey bait- real food from the real world
yard bird- chicken
Roadkill- meat, especially if in tomato sauce

Spam sandwich- not any different but I never ate one before or since
Ox tail soup- ditto

Kimshi stand- korean restarant

Over in Europe
BK Lounge- Burger King
Turk Burger- a gyro/doner place

I will say that the food was so bad and un-recognizable at my unit in Fort Polk, I used to call the meat "Diced Abortion". With the proper timing I could get some-one to throw up with that one or at least stop eating.


There are more maybe I will remember some others.

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Post by Punk_Waffen » 25 Oct 2003 00:42

ChristopherPerrien wrote:I will say that the food was so bad and un-recognizable at my unit in Fort Polk, I used to call the meat "Diced Abortion". With the proper timing I could get some-one to throw up with that one or at least stop eating.


There are more maybe I will remember some others.

"Diced Abortion" :lol: :lol: :lol:

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