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Old 05-08-2022, 02:34 PM   #1
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Another thread got me to wondering/wandering...how many of you know what a church key is?

I am interested to know how many of you younger folks know. No googling allowed/aloud.

If you know, just say, "I know" but don't give it away.
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Old 05-08-2022, 02:35 PM   #2
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It’s a bottle opener

At least that’s what I called it


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Old 05-08-2022, 02:37 PM   #3
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That's all my Dad used to call it. Haven't heard that in years.
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Old 05-08-2022, 02:38 PM   #4
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I know.........that someone didn't follow Burnadell's instructions.
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Old 05-08-2022, 02:41 PM   #5
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Do schools no longer teach reading comprehension?
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Old 05-08-2022, 02:42 PM   #6
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I know.
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Old 05-08-2022, 02:44 PM   #7
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One post is all it tookÖ. This is why we canít have nice things.


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Old 05-08-2022, 02:46 PM   #8
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Well I know now because someone didn’t read the rules. I’m 25 and have never heard that before.
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Old 05-08-2022, 02:48 PM   #9
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I knew, even before the spoiler.


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Old 05-08-2022, 02:50 PM   #10
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I know. But I’m not a youngster.
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Old 05-08-2022, 02:50 PM   #11
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I think the church key was actually the opener for beer cans. Before pop tops.
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Old 05-08-2022, 02:50 PM   #12
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Well . . How bout a duck tail? . .
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Old 05-08-2022, 02:52 PM   #13
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Geez!!!
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Old 05-08-2022, 02:57 PM   #14
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Some people could screw up pre-sweetended Kool-Aid!!!




I knew what a church key was. Used to love when my granddad would let me "open" the cans of Quaker State when he was changing the oil in my grandma's Buick.
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Old 05-08-2022, 03:03 PM   #15
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I think the church key was actually the opener for beer cans. Before pop tops.
That’s what I think of. It was before my time (my beer drinking time anyway) but I remember from old movies guys asking for a church key to open their beers. Anybody remember when Coors came out with the two-hole push tabs back in the 70’s? I don’t think that lasted long
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Old 05-08-2022, 03:05 PM   #16
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I'm 68. Almost forgot what it was!
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Old 05-08-2022, 03:05 PM   #17
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Some people could screw up pre-sweetended Kool-Aid!!!




I knew what a church key was. Used to love when my granddad would let me "open" the cans of Quaker State when he was changing the oil in my grandma's Buick.
Yep! We used them to open the steel canned Schlitz tall boys.



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Old 05-08-2022, 03:05 PM   #18
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Itís a bottle opener

At least thatís what I called it


Iím 36 btw
Read much ?
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Old 05-08-2022, 03:11 PM   #19
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I know, but I’m 70 years old. I still call it that.
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Old 05-08-2022, 03:13 PM   #20
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Default Church key

Iím not younger, but I know!

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Old 05-08-2022, 03:22 PM   #21
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Does anyone remember when you would go to the local liquor store and get a quart of draft beer in a cardboard container. My job at 5 yrs old was taking the lid off and licking the foam when the gang would come to the park next to us.
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Old 05-08-2022, 03:27 PM   #22
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I knew, but really only had one friend who used that term. It was not a common term in our area in the 80's. (I graduated in '83)
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Old 05-08-2022, 03:32 PM   #23
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I knew what a church key was. Used to love when my granddad would let me "open" the cans of Quaker State when he was changing the oil in my grandma's Buick.
I can remember opening those cans for my Dad. There is likely still one unopened can in my Mom's garage.
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Old 05-08-2022, 03:37 PM   #24
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My first truck was an '89 chevy.

Inside driver side door handle was a church key
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Old 05-08-2022, 03:40 PM   #25
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I know, but Iím 70 years old. I still call it that.
I'm 49 and still call it that.
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Old 05-08-2022, 03:45 PM   #26
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Raise your hand if you killed this thread. Within seconds. LOL
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Old 05-08-2022, 03:45 PM   #27
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I know and I still use mine to open cans of broth, condensed milk, etc
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Old 05-08-2022, 03:56 PM   #28
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Some guys can't follow rule



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Old 05-08-2022, 03:57 PM   #29
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One job.......you had one job ...
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Old 05-08-2022, 04:00 PM   #30
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Ah yes, back when a beer can was really a can. Also carried flat bottle opener back then. If you didn't have a bottle opener the gas cap on truck worked well and later seat belt ends.
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Old 05-08-2022, 04:06 PM   #31
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How about a p38?
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Old 05-08-2022, 04:09 PM   #32
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Whatís the breaking point of a church key?
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Old 05-08-2022, 04:15 PM   #33
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I know and I still use mine to open cans of broth, condensed milk, etc
Yep. My wife keeps one in the kitchen
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Old 05-08-2022, 04:29 PM   #34
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How about a p38?

Have had one on my keychain for probably 45 years! Got it at War Surplus Center in Lufkin!
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Old 05-08-2022, 04:35 PM   #35
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Still got one

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Old 05-08-2022, 04:41 PM   #36
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How about a p38?

Keep this little fella in my pocket at almost all times . I think itís smaller then a p38
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Old 05-08-2022, 04:41 PM   #37
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I knew before the the first poster screwed up the whole thread

I also know what a P38 is, I have, or at least had one somewhere.
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Old 05-08-2022, 04:42 PM   #38
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Itís a bottle opener

At least thatís what I called it


Iím 36 btw
You know, but you dont know. We should just change you screen name to Cantgetright.

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Old 05-08-2022, 04:57 PM   #39
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About 20 years ago Coors came back out with the old school cans for a little bit. Every case came with a church key.
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Old 05-08-2022, 05:04 PM   #40
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Ah yes, back when a beer can was really a can. Also carried flat bottle opener back then. If you didn't have a bottle opener the gas cap on truck worked well and later seat belt ends.
Then came a Bic lighter

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Old 05-08-2022, 05:12 PM   #41
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How about a p38?
John Wayne... Got one on my key chain, now..
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Old 05-08-2022, 05:20 PM   #42
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Old 05-08-2022, 05:21 PM   #43
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Flatten em out with a hammer and attach treble hook and buck tail, drill whole on the sharp end for line tie and you have a fishing spoon.
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Old 05-08-2022, 05:23 PM   #44
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I know. Do I get extra credit for following directions?
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Old 05-08-2022, 05:24 PM   #45
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Do schools no longer teach reading comprehension?
Not since voting no on the bonds...
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Old 05-08-2022, 05:28 PM   #46
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i know. We have a discussion every January about why it is called a church key. Had a few in their 70's didnt know.
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Old 05-08-2022, 05:30 PM   #47
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I know. Do I get extra credit for following directions?
Yes, yes you do. Consider yourself with extra credit in your wallet.
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Old 05-08-2022, 07:10 PM   #48
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Weird coincidences.

Yesterday I cleaned out the laundry room at the new house to lay tile and found a bottle opener the paint store gives you. Made me think of a church key.

Today I got my wife's spare key out on a box on the dresser(that I have never been in) and there were a bunch of my old keys and a key chain with a P38. I haven't seen it in 20 years.
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Old 05-08-2022, 07:34 PM   #49
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Keep this little fella in my pocket at almost all times . I think itís smaller then a p38

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Old 05-08-2022, 07:53 PM   #50
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Not since voting no on the bonds...
LOL!!!


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