My brother got this weird Mountain Dew bottle at a Flying J gas station near Kansas City. He sent one back to me since I'm particularly fond of the Dew and because I've never seen any like this...
Anyone else seen any like this? It has the slogan "It'll tickle yore [sic] innards!" towards the bottom. I think that was a slogan from when it was first introduced back in the 60'*.
Anyway, funny story to go with Mountain Dew. The name is a slang term for moonshine... my mother tells me this story that back in the 60'* when Dew first came out that she and her family went to a restaurant in a semi-rural part of Georgia where she grew up (my grandfather opened the first FM radio station in GA, BTW). Ads for the new soda had been on the radio so my grandfather thought he would try it so he asks the waitress:
Grandpa: Excuse me miss, do you have any Mountain Dew? (referring to soda)
Waitress: Why, NO SIR! We do NOT serve that
kind of beverage in this
establishment! (referring to moonshine)