#1
So today I was checking the newspapers during my break at work and I read that people on some internetwebsite had chosen the most popular dutch word of 2008. At first I thought it was a joke but after reading the whole article I just lol'd very hard.

It turned out that 58% of all votes were on the word ''swaffelen'' which was explained as the following: ''hitting someone or a object on purpose with your penis''


Has it all gone so bad since there are polls on the internet

anybody else experienced some strange result of a poll like that or so ?
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Well in just about every poll on the pit, there will be a few answers, and then a completely irrelevant answer. Guess which one people usually vote on?
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@sowrongitsmatt

well its the pit what do you expect lol but that they even allow it to be chosen seems a mystery to me even though its funny hitting someone with your penis I guess.

whats the english word for it ?
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Well in just about every poll on the pit, there will be a few answers, and then a completely irrelevant answer. Guess which one people usually vote on?


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dutch have funny words
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@sowrongitsmatt

well its the pit what do you expect lol but that they even allow it to be chosen seems a mystery to me even though its funny hitting someone with your penis I guess.

whats the english word for it ?


The english word for hitting someone with your penis?

'Homosex'
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#8
''swaffelen''

Even if i didnt know what it meant i would have voted for it, sounds good.
#9
It's actually "zwaffelen"
well at least around these regions..
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#10
"lol" is a dutch word anyway why isn't that it lol
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That happened on a masive scale with the nomination of Rick Astley for the musician of the century in Europe. Internet pole are for win, and it's weird but Rick is actually making a really good comeback now.
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#12
jaman (H)
ik las precies 't zelfde

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ik las precies 't zelfde

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#14
Where I live it's "zjwaffelen" or something like that..

The "hype" began when some guy posted a video on YouTube showing himself "swaffeling" the Taj Mahal

Can't find the video yet...
#15
You should have seen the dude on the news explain what it means
#16
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It's actually "zwaffelen"
well at least around these regions..

"Swaffelen" is the right spelling apparently. I always thought it "zwaffelen" as well.

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The english word for hitting someone with your penis?

'Homosex'

Zwaffelen is usually a heterosexual thing. AFAIK though.
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#17
yeah i saw it on tv too, i have known the word for about 5 years now i guess but where i live we pronounce it a little different
#18
I remember that I once read about the history of swaffelen and it said that it dated back from the Roman time. It even said that it was an art to get your penis on the right strengt so not to weak and not too strong or so I was like LOL WUT
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#19
after hearing more about this word i still believe that:

dutch have funny words.
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I remember that I once read about the history of swaffelen and it said that it dated back from the Roman time. It even said that it was an art to get your penis on the right strengt so not to weak and not too strong or so I was like LOL WUT

Jor kidding mie, raait?
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@sowrongitsmatt

well its the pit what do you expect lol but that they even allow it to be chosen seems a mystery to me even though its funny hitting someone with your penis I guess.

whats the english word for it ?


Cockslap, probably.
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#24
Whoever came up with the idea to make the poll on the internet has clearly been swaffeled in the head too many times.
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#25
niet te doen!

I suggest every language adopts this word.
english: to swaffel
french: swaffler
swedish: swafflar
...
and now for something completely different..
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@sowrongitsmatt

well its the pit what do you expect lol but that they even allow it to be chosen seems a mystery to me even though its funny hitting someone with your penis I guess.

whats the english word for it ?


that, sir, is called a "russian tatoo".
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So today I was checking the newspapers during my break at work and I read that people on some internetwebsite had chosen the most popular dutch word of 2008. At first I thought it was a joke but after reading the whole article I just lol'd very hard.

It turned out that 58% of all votes were on the word ''swaffelen'' which was explained as the following: ''hitting someone or a object on purpose with your penis''


Has it all gone so bad since there are polls on the internet

anybody else experienced some strange result of a poll like that or so ?


Haha, people at my school use that word way to much :P
So what newspaper was it in? i might just buy it for the lulz
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