The object of the game is to swing your arm out in the motion of a swaying elephant's trunk and make sharp contact with the opponent's genitals. Only males can be targets for the game, making female participation undesirable as revenge attacks ar impossible.
The hand must be kept open, with fingers outstretched. Fists are considered bad form and can result in punishment of the offending party by stacks on or simple punching.
Extra status is awarded to those who achieve particularly difficult shots, such as hitting the very tip of the penis with the very tip of the fingers (which causes an uncommonly sharp pain).
This was the power of the Elephant. No man was safe from it's fury.
1) A thing that's big, really big, and everybody is embarassed by the sight of it, so they pretend it isn't there: maybe it will go away.
2) Something so big you can think of nothing else but it.
3) A thing too big to fit, but after a while you get used to it, maybe even get to like it; it defines a scary new lifestyle.
All of these describe teenage obsessions, hence the title of Gus van Sant's teenage obsession movie Elephant.
"I'd like two eggs and an elephant, please. Oops, sorry, I meant two eggs and a sausage"
"Please be gentle, this is my first time with an elephant"