Bartle Skeet

or Bardle Skeet

[bahr-tl skeet] or [bahr-dl skeet]

What does Bartle Skeet mean?

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Have you ever enjoyed a frosty Mountain Dew? That green-colored soda pop is sometimes called Bartle Skeet.

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Examples of Bartle Skeet

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Examples of Bartle Skeet
Boys soccer Thursday is our first house night of the year, so come earn points for your house. Perhaps more importantly, it’s Bartle Skeet night!
@StudentLifePHS, August 2018
you know you really can't have a good time at the drag strip unless you have an ice cold case of Bartle-Skeet with ya. Helllllll yeaaaaahhhh brother. 😈🇺🇲🚦🚘
@astationwagon, February 2018
@chawseome929 / Instagram

Where does Bartle Skeet come from?

PepsiCo

The exact origin of Bartle Skeet is a mystery. We do know is that emerged online in 2017, when it was added to the slang-hoard Urban Dictionary that November, as a nickname for PepsiCo’s Mountain Dew, a green-colored, citrus-flavored soft drink known for its caffeine.

Bartle Skeet may have originated as playful nonsense, perhaps styled to sound “redneck-y,” as Mountain Drew has a reputation for being popular among young, rural, working-class white men—a reputation embraced by many of them.

In February 2018, automotive enthusiast and YouTuber Cleetus McFarland (a very Bartle Skeety username) posted a humorous internet challenge he dubbed the “Bardle Skeet Challenge.” The first person who brought him a Bartle Skeet, or a Mountain Dew, to his location at an area Target store got on a joyride in his sports car.

McFarland appears to have popularized Bartle Skeet, at least among his audience. If you’re inclined, you can buy a t-shirt showing a can of Mountain Dew labeled Bartle Skeet from his website.

Who uses Bartle Skeet?

The term Bartle Skeet appears most popular among white males, especially in suburban areas or rural areas like Appalachia. Indeed, Mountain Dew was once slang for moonshine in that area/culture.

The hashtag #bartleskeet on social media sites like Instagram and Twitter show people cracking or twisting open an Bartle Skeet before, say, going to work or fishing.

Be very mindful, however, of harmful stereotypes with Bartle Skeet—such as saying that Mountain Dew is a “redneck drink” or the beverage of choice of so-called neckbeards.

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