Posted by Keith Rennie on November 29, 2004
In Reply to: "No-neck dude" posted by RedFox on November 23, 2004
Hey guys, this phrase goes way back. It comes from Tennessee Williams' Cat on a hot tin roof, whose date I dont quite remember but must be around 1940-1950. It was used as a memorable insult to describe Mae's awful children "no-neck monsters", meaning fat, overfed brats. I think TW invented the phrase, or picked it from his southern roots somewhere (he had a good ear for local dialogue).
: In Die hard 3 there was scene when Zeus asked his nephews:
: "Tony. That no-neck dude they call Bad T?"
: the exact meaning of "no-neck" - ?