Wednesday, March 11

I was wrong once


One time, Kelly and I got into an argument about what you call that foam-rubber thing rednecks use to keep their beer cold. She called it a "coozy," while I insisted it was called a "cozy." I mean what kind of stupid word is "coozy?" It sounds very much like a derogatory term for vagina, which Heather calls Veronica in the film Heathers.

This was back in the day before UrbanDictionary.com. We went to a party or a bar or someplace and asked everyone "What do you call that foam-rubber thing you use to keep beer cold?" Turns out, the fucker is called a coozy. You learn something every day.

The lovely pink coozy (seen above cradling a Raison D'Etre) was purchased by me from a band called Dent May and His Magnificent Ukulele. They are very cool and sing a hilarious song called "I'm An Alcoholic." I think this is the best thing I've ever picked up at a band's merch booth, and Dent May even gave me a deal on it.

9 comments:

Mambinki said...

Yep, that there is a beer coozy.

j4luck said...

I was wondering what happened to you,it's been a long time since you posted. Now I know you were- busy playing with your coozy (Ha ha! -ok, very bad joke, but you made the Heathers reference so you set yourself up for it.)

I also thought it was cozy, so I just learned something new today as well!

Jenny said...

You are funny! :)

Kelly said...

Cozy would make more sense.

Mrs. B. Roth said...

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Justin said...

When I lived in San Antonio I met the guy who invented the coozy. Before they tried to make foam rubber can coolers, but they stuck really bad to the can. So he got a drill and made a hole in the bottom , called it the coozy and patented it. Made millions.

Jenny said...

Awesome.

Anonymous said...

i have always known them as "cozy". but it is probably just like the difference of "pop" vs. "soda".

Anonymous said...

I think they are both correct. My circle calls them "coolies" as in "it keeps your beer cold" but I guess that also might be considered a derogatory term for "Chinese Immigrant."