Don't drink the Kool Aid!
June 12, 2010 9:46 AM Subscribe
The phrases "Don't Drink the Kool Aid" or "Drinking the Kool Aid" are
references to the 1978 cult mass-suicide in Jonestown, Guyana. Though the origin of the saying is awful and unfortunate, sometimes the current phrase as it is used now just fits the situation. What are some other widely used phrases in American culture that have their origin in an unfortunate historical event?
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