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I had told Shu that what I had for dinner really hit the spot. He wondered where that term came from. I looked on several web pages and this one seems to have the best explanation to me.

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Yes, but children might read it.
 
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Yes, that was in many of the dictionaries I read, too.
 
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The first citation in the OED Online is from 1836:
N.-Y. Evangelist 27 Feb. 34/2 Even if we pass this resolution, it will not heal the wound. It does not touch the spot.

The way I remember that Pepsi-Cola jingle is

Pepsi-Cola hits the spot,
Ten minutes later it hits the pot
 
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