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    Question sequoia neck?

    I have another question about the scene about TV
    program "Alf". I would be happy if someone gave me an
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    The scene is that Lynn says to Scott in excuse of Alf's rude saying. " look. He may not even be talking about you... Maybe he' s watching a movie or.... fighting with my mom. Then Scott says to her, "He calls your mom sequoia neck?"

    In this case what's the meaning of "sequoia neck"?





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    Re: sequoia neck?

    He's insinuating that her mom is husky and big, like a football player. A sequoia is a tree, so he's saying her neck is the size of a tree trunk.


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    Thank you very much for answering my question.>Ouisch

    As soon as I saw your answer I remembered there is
    Sequoia National Park in the US.

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    Re: sequoia neck?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    He's insinuating that her mom is husky and big, like a football player. A sequoia is a tree, so he's saying her neck is the size of a tree trunk.

    ...and maybe that she's old, and that her neck's long - peering round obstacles so that she can eavesdrop.

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    Thanks a lot for your reply.> BobK
    Your message is much helpful to me in understanding.

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    Re: sequoia neck?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    ...and maybe that she's old, and that her neck's long - peering round obstacles so that she can eavesdrop.

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    Perhaps, but traditionally it refers to someone who is stocky and muscular, like a linebacker. There used to be a professional wrestler called "Sequoia Neck."

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    I bow to higher authority, Ouisch. You obviously know more about footballers than I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I bow to higher authority, Ouisch. You obviously know more about footballers than I do.

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    Only the American variety, Bob. Those who have necks wider than one of my thighs.


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    Thanks again> Ouisch & BobK 

    Is a professional wrestler called "Sequoia Neck" famous in the US?

    Is he famous enough to make audience laugh when they hear his name?

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    Re: sequoia neck?

    Quote Originally Posted by ngn-hsk View Post
    Thanks again> Ouisch & BobK 

    Is a professional wrestler called "Sequoia Neck" famous in the US?

    Is he famous enough to make audience laugh when they hear his name?
    I don't think he's very well known any more, but calling anyone that's rather muscular or stocky "sequoia neck" will get a laugh out of an audience. Just like if you were to refer to a very skinny, unathletic man a "pencil neck."

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