A "Gork" is the slang word for the little one-line-poems inside Norwegian Coca-Cola bottle caps
. Gork ryhmes with the Norwegian word for bottle cap (Kork). The whole thing started as a marketing stunt
in the late 70s to make some fuss about the simple act of buying a bottle of Coke. Naturally, this caught the attention of people with collectors addiction and there are people collecting these bottle caps even today. Displaying a gork with the right message even facilitated the communication between teenagers in love. (This was before the wonderful age of SMS
.) There are rumours that someone even propose
d with the assistance of a gork.
The gork disappeared for a while in the 1990s but has now risen from the grave. If you buy a Coke glass bottle in Norway, you'll see the (sometimes) funny sentence under the cap.
Some gork examples:
"I'm the boss!"
"You're beautiful tonight..."
"Tie me up, naughty!"
"Dance, you naughty tramp!"