kneck and kneck

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Mon Sep 3 03:00:34 UTC 2007

 It's a funny expression for human runners anyway.  Must come from horse
racing. " Toe & toe"  or "chest & chest" would be more appropriate to the
posture of  human racing.
There's something about that initial k in /kneck/ that (to my mind) insists
on being voiced. Anyone else?

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