spike the punch

Discussion in 'English Only' started by aesir, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. aesir Senior Member

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

    spike.jpg
     
  2. BLUEGLAZE

    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.
     
  3. Loob

    Loob Senior Member

    English UK
    Can you explain a bit more, Blue? (This Brit has no idea what American football players do after they score a touchdown:oops:.)
     
  4. BLUEGLAZE

    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.
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2017
  5. RM1(SS)

    RM1(SS) Senior Member

    Connecticut
    English - US (Midwest)
    Have you seen Ice Age? It's what Sid does with the last melon....
     
  6. aesir Senior Member

    Russian
    Thank you all! :)
     
  7. sdgraham

    sdgraham Senior Member

    Oregon, USA
    USA English
  8. aesir Senior Member

    Russian
    Thank you!
     

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