This mystifies me as well. Though I guess it’s “handier” to smack someone on the ass instead of punching on the shoulder? It seems like the back would offer more space to smack.
Incidentally, I had my butt spanked today, though by some random guy in Starbucks. And I’m female. I don’t think I’m going to that particular location again. Unless I’ve recently been in a football game, that is.
I’m in St. Louis. I’m not even a cute chick - I’m a 32-year-old woman with a kid (though didn’t have him with me at the time). Maybe it was a weird dare or something? Perhaps I had a crumb on my ass that he was oh-so-kindly attempting to remove for me? I’m going to Kaldi’s next time - the coffee’s better anyway.
I wouldn’t call it a butt-tap. A butt smack, sure – you’re aiming to make it hurt, not to make it feel all sensual and sexy. :eek: Encourage the other guy to get fired up and give it 110% on the next play and all that crap. It’s not like a QB snuggling up behind his center, softly resting his hands on the center’s ass and getting ready to have the ball delivered into his waiting, eager fingers. OK, I just totally creeped myself out.
*I’ve been on the giving and receiving end of a good hard butt smack.
I’m sorry for the hijacking. I always thought it was because their hand just happens to be on the same level as the other players’ butt. That’d be an interesting thing to look into, though, given that those guys are so macho. Maybe their muscles are so big they can’t lift their arms any higher than the other guy’s butt? Or they’re so thickly muscled, they can’t move very quickly and their coach and other players are trying to give them a helpful nudge?
I’ve also been on the receiving end of a good hard butt smack during a volleyball game and where I was getting smacked probably wouldn’t have registered if she hadn’t hit part of my thigh - you know, the upper part under the butt. It never occurred to me to ask why she hit my butt instead of my back. I just assumed it was most convenient. Plus, it’s just what you do. Like the pillow fights and showering together.
firstname.lastname@example.org, I actually didn’t post my response to the ass smacking and I think you’re taking me more literally than I intended. I turned to the guy who did it and said loudly, “If you hit my ass again, you’re going to lose a hand.” Then I turned to the guy at the counter and rolled my eyes, asking, “Does he smack everyone on the butt or am I special?” And, no, I won’t stop going to Starbucks after getting hit in the ass. I don’t think it was necessarily sarcasm, perhaps an ill-made joke or hyperbole that made me say that? Anyway, I like pumpkin spice lattes too much to let some idiot smacking my butt prevent me from drinking them (though Kaldi’s Mayan mocha comes in a close second in frou frou coffees). I think I’m going to patent a butt shield, though. Or maybe a butt shelf to rest my coffee on.
I’ve never heard it called a tap. I played on the basketball team in high school and, although we often made homoerotic jokes with each other, physical contact of that kind would have been totally inappropriate. It seems like the kind of thing that would’ve caused a schism on the team.
I’m queer, but I don’t think touching anyone’s butt is really appropriate in a professional environment, and I’ve always been a proponent of the theory that athletes and coaches should be professional at their games.
Pumpkin spice is a pretty common flavoring syrup, I think.
I’m pretty sure that’s it. It’s the only way that it makes sense, and it’s how I’ve always thought of it.