Necking Is Nice, but Kneeing or Elbowing Is Not ... Why?

@mythociate (15960)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
August 21, 2015 7:34am CST
Is it just me (watching too much World Wrestling Entertainment acrobatics ), but when 'someone*' says "necking" it makes me think of 'making-out,' but when someone says "kneeing" or "elbowing" it makes me think of 'someone hammering-down from the ringside-ropes onto someone else.' ('Kneeing' & 'elbowing' only make me think of the massage-moves if you put them in a massage-context ... if you say "someone came up to me on the street and kneed and elbowed me," I don't think 'the stopped you, turned you around and helped you relax your back-muscles!' ) Why is that? *(particularly SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE's Rachel Dratch ... on account of She's the most-recent person I've heard do it on popular media)
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
21 Aug 15
I suppose it isn't very easy for a human to hurt another human using only the neck. Just not possible. On the other hand, when giraffes engage in "necking" it is actual fighting. They use their long necks to whack each other with.
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@allen0187 (33914)
• Philippines
24 Aug 15
Never knew that about giraffes @Rollo1 . i guess if you have a neck as long as theirs, might as well make the most of it... even if it means using it for a weapon!
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@allen0187 (33914)
• Philippines
24 Aug 15
Those are the same thoughts that come to me when I hear those words. 'Necking' is done by a couple showing affection (or lust) to one another. 'Kneeing' and 'elbowing' are strikes as in fighting sports like the UFC or WWE.
@mythociate (15960)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
24 Aug 15
But 'elbowing' is also a masseuse's good way to work-out the knots in a client's back! Why don't we think of that before the UFC/WWE-use? ... Media-Saturation?