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Church key

Posted by Pat on May 14, 2001

In Reply to: Church key posted by R. Berg on February 20, 2001

: : As a kid, we used to call our can/bottle openers -- the kind that are sharp on one end for cans and rounded on the other for bottles -- church keys. Does anyone know where that term came from?

: I understood it to be an ironical allusion to the frequent use of that kind of opener on beer cans.