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Go and eat coke

Posted by Bill Somes on April 17, 2009 at 14:45

My Mom was from England and, in rare moments of frustration, she would use the phrase: "Go and eat 'coke'!" The word 'coke' has obviously taken on several different meanings in the modern context and, although I never asked her, I am assuming that, in her vernacular, 'coke' was some worthless byproduct of a burning or distillation process and, hence; it was a more or less polite way of telling someone to "get lost". Any thoughts as to meaning and origin?