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Church Baptises Baby With Cola 11

A Norwegian priest had to improvise during a baptism ceremony when it was discovered the church taps had been turned off because of freezing temperatures. His solution was to use lemon-flavored cola. Priest Paal Dale said the family was informed about the switch after the ceremony. He added, "It had gone flat. Only the lemon smell made this unusual." This enduring covenant between god and your child is brought to you by Coca-Cola.


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Church Baptises Baby With Cola

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  • Cola refers specifically to the brown carbonated beverage which was originally made from the Kola nut. Colourless "lemon-flavoured" beverages are not colas.

    • by Q-Cat5 ( 664698 )
      What about Crystal Pepsi?
      • Hadn't heard of that... but then, I somewhat doubt they used that. (It did say it smelled like lemon.) ;)

      • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

        by retchdog ( 1319261 )

        I think I was the only person in the world that liked Crystal Pepsi. I am hoping for its second coming, but I think it's about as likely as the J-man's.

    • In the US, there are an many words for "carbonated beverage" as there are dialects. They are commonly referred to as "soda", "pop", "soda-pop", and "cola". Even worse than "cola" is a southern US dialect that uses the word "coke" to mean carbonated beverage.

      I'll have a Coke.

      What kind?

      A coke, you know, a soda..

      Yes, but what kind?

      It's almost about as bad as the words for "long sandwich", which are "hero", "sub", "grinder", and "submarine sandwich". Then there are various definitions of what consti
      • I'm quite aware that Coke can mean any sort of soda in some parts of the US, but I've never heard cola used that way.

  • That's sacrilicious.

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