spike the punch

aesir

Senior Member
Russian
What did the man think "spike" meant when the woman told him to "spike the punch"? Thanks in advance!

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  • BLUEGLAZE

    Senior Member
    English - USA
    Spike the punch is to add alcohol.
    Spike the football is what American football players often do after scoring a touchdown
    (throwing the ball hard at the ground).
    The man here did the second (throwing the football into the punch) rather than the first.
     

    Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    Spike the football is what football players often do after scoring a touchdown.
    Can you explain a bit more, Blue? (This Brit has no idea what American football players do after they score a touchdown:oops:.)
     

    BLUEGLAZE

    Senior Member
    English - USA
    Like driving a spike into the ground, they throw the ball hard at the ground in exultation for scoring.
    Back to the cartoon, he spiked the football not the punch. The cartoon is cute but if you analyze it, it doesn't make sense.
     
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