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Grammar Grater: Drinking the Kool-Aid®

Posted at 4:05 PM on January 9, 2009 by Julia Schrenkler

This week's Grammar Grater discussion is not very cool:

"It's incredibly grim!" That's how John Moe, host of Weekend America, describes the origin of the popular expression, drinking the Kool-Aid®.

"It hearkens back to the 1978 Jonestown massacre in Guyana," Moe explains. "The Reverend Jim Jones of the People's Temple, when his group was under siege and the Feds were knocking at the door, things--as is wont to happen with cults--got out of hand."

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