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(The Local)   The Swedish hug. An art form, apparently   (thelocal.se) divider line 64
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2014-03-27 09:13:44 AM
I tried to give a girl a Swedish Hug once. She never spoke to me again. I think the key is where you put the Vaseline.
 
2014-03-27 09:34:19 AM
Frozen taught us that. The Thing taught us that Swedes also like dying.
 
2014-03-27 09:59:30 AM
I've always been a hugger, which would be considered grievous sexual assault in my grandfather's country of Norway.
 
2014-03-27 10:08:34 AM
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2014-03-27 10:15:37 AM
So is the Swedish Tug
 
2014-03-27 10:27:30 AM
I had no idea Australians struggled with casual intimacy as much as Americans and Brits do.
 
2014-03-27 11:23:18 AM

thamike: I had no idea Australians struggled with casual intimacy as much as Americans and Brits do.


And Canadians. The sun never sets on the british empire.
 
2014-03-27 11:24:07 AM
They are now a Hugging Friend Forever (HFF).

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2014-03-27 11:26:36 AM
They are now a Hugging Friend Forever (HFF)

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Also needed to be added.
 
2014-03-27 12:05:24 PM

blatz514: They are now a Hugging Friend Forever (HFF)


Jag vet inte, min HFF, Gottfrid?
 
2014-03-27 12:45:37 PM
Hugs I can deal with, just barely, it's the casual kiss that weirds me out.
 
2014-03-27 02:53:37 PM

EvilEgg: Hugs I can deal with, just barely, it's the casual kiss that weirds me out.


Morning wood must be a catastrophe.
 
2014-03-27 03:59:25 PM
The Swedish hug totally sounds like a euphemism for some nasty street fighting maneuver, like the Liverpool kiss.
 
2014-03-27 03:59:28 PM
The Swedish Butt Pinch is still frowned upon, however.
 
2014-03-27 04:00:33 PM
Hugs are fine.  You want a hug?  Have one!

I always feel the need to recoil when someone tries to kiss my cheek though, even if it's someone I know, like my mom.
 
2014-03-27 04:00:41 PM
PORK PORK PORK
 
2014-03-27 04:02:30 PM
 
2014-03-27 04:03:25 PM
Now I understand why farkers are sick.

/swedish hug involves a paper bag with a hole cut in it.............
 
2014-03-27 04:03:51 PM
Wow.  I was raised by the child of Swedish immigrants, and my family are ardent non-huggers.  This article baffles me.

/Have never been to Sweden.
 
2014-03-27 04:06:27 PM
img3.catalog.video.msn.com

?
 
2014-03-27 04:07:51 PM
The "people watching" link on the side makes me think I'd like to see a few of them hug each other.  And maybe kiss a little bit.  Maybe a slight bite.  Slap.  Tickle.
 
2014-03-27 04:09:56 PM

gnosis301: blatz514: They are now a Hugging Friend Forever (HFF)

Jag vet inte, min HFF, Gottfrid?


Laughing. So hard. Right now.

/train conductor just offered me Valium
 
2014-03-27 04:11:54 PM
i30.photobucket.com

Skulle du vilja krama min penis?

/huh. "penis," in Swedish, is "penis". Hey, I know some Swedish!
 
2014-03-27 04:14:02 PM
Sounds like this feller's never been south of the Mason-Dixon line. Ya'll non-huggin' types wouldn't make it down here.
 
2014-03-27 04:14:21 PM
I live in SoCal with a diversity of cultures.  I never know if I'm going to get  a hand shake ,a nod, a hug, a handy, a cheek kiss, a mouth kiss, a handy, elbows, or a fist bump.

I enjoy them all really.
 
2014-03-27 04:15:18 PM

EdNortonsTwin: I live in SoCal with a diversity of cultures.  I never know if I'm going to get  a hand shake ,a nod, a hug, a handy, a cheek kiss, a mouth kiss, a handy, elbows, or a fist bump.

I enjoy them all really.


What about the UFIA?
 
2014-03-27 04:16:08 PM

thamike: EvilEgg: Hugs I can deal with, just barely, it's the casual kiss that weirds me out.

Morning wood must be a catastrophe.


Especially coupled with a hug.....awkward!
 
2014-03-27 04:16:33 PM

EdNortonsTwin: I live in SoCal with a diversity of cultures.  I never know if I'm going to get  a hand shake ,a nod, a hug, a handy, a cheek kiss, a mouth kiss, a handy, elbows, or a fist bump.

I enjoy them all really.


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2014-03-27 04:18:21 PM

EdNortonsTwin: I live in SoCal with a diversity of cultures.  I never know if I'm going to get  a hand shake ,a nod, a hug, a handy, a cheek kiss, a mouth kiss, a handy, elbows, or a fist bump.

I enjoy them all really.


You said handy twice.
 
2014-03-27 04:20:42 PM

EdNortonsTwin: I live in SoCal with a diversity of cultures.  I never know if I'm going to get  a hand shake ,a nod, a hug, a handy, a cheek kiss, a mouth kiss, a handy, elbows, or a fist bump.

I enjoy them all really.


Tell me more about this "Handy" event.....
 
2014-03-27 04:24:43 PM
The Swedish Hug is the name of my Abba cover band.
 
2014-03-27 04:26:43 PM

Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: [img3.catalog.video.msn.com image 128x72]

?


No, not obscure.
 
2014-03-27 04:28:12 PM

Random Internet Persona: EdNortonsTwin: I live in SoCal with a diversity of cultures.  I never know if I'm going to get  a hand shake ,a nod, a hug, a handy, a cheek kiss, a mouth kiss, a handy, elbows, or a fist bump.

I enjoy them all really.

What about the UFIA?


I nearly received one of those some years ago during a night of hard drinking and when I ended up at an after hours fetish club in Hollywood.  It was really more of a quick grope. When I turned around there were one lesbian couple and two gay couples within arms reach.

Bad odds for a straight guy.
 
2014-03-27 04:30:03 PM
In fact, besides the liberal attitude to nudity (yeah, that's a real thing here), the hug is probably the biggest eyebrow-raiser among weird Swedish habits.

What about hugging and nudity at the same time? Is that a real thing here? That'd raise my eyebrows, among other parts of me.
 
2014-03-27 04:30:35 PM

ChubbyTiger: EdNortonsTwin: I live in SoCal with a diversity of cultures.  I never know if I'm going to get  a hand shake ,a nod, a hug, a handy, a cheek kiss, a mouth kiss, a handy, elbows, or a fist bump.

I enjoy them all really.

You said handy twice.


oblig.
 
2014-03-27 04:31:20 PM
What's wrong with hugs?.
 
2014-03-27 04:32:38 PM
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/it's good for you
 
2014-03-27 04:33:59 PM

morcoth: EdNortonsTwin: I live in SoCal with a diversity of cultures.  I never know if I'm going to get  a hand shake ,a nod, a hug, a handy, a cheek kiss, a mouth kiss, a handy, elbows, or a fist bump.

I enjoy them all really.

Tell me more about this "Handy" event.....


Move to Hollywood and be young and/or good looking and you'll have your own stories to tell.

/watch out for the fetish clubs
 
2014-03-27 04:41:56 PM
I am a big cuddle bug, but I am reluctant to touch people I don't know or don't like and have an aversion to forced touching. I had a few jobs that entailed gritting my teeth while my boss put his hands on me as part of my duties. Despite that, I would happily pursue this form of social interaction with Alexander Skarsgard. I would hug his penis with my vagina.
 
2014-03-27 04:46:09 PM

formerfloozy: I am a big cuddle bug, but I am reluctant to touch people I don't know or don't like and have an aversion to forced touching. I had a few jobs that entailed gritting my teeth while my boss put his hands on me as part of my duties. Despite that, I would happily pursue this form of social interaction with Alexander Skarsgard. I would hug his penis with my vagina.


How YOU doin'?

When I met my birthfamily a few years ago the first stop was a sister in New Jersey. Walking through the airport my wife asked what I was going to do when we met. I said 'I'm going to hug her.' she said 'She's never met you, she may not want a hug.' I said 'I don't care, she's getting a hug.' And that's pretty much the way it went, she didn't want it but got one anyway.
 
2014-03-27 04:48:02 PM
gifatron.com
 
2014-03-27 04:52:56 PM
Northern Californian here.
Yes, the girls are warm.
Hug culture is awesome.
 
2014-03-27 04:56:34 PM

EdNortonsTwin: I live in SoCal with a diversity of cultures.  I never know if I'm going to get  a hand shake ,a nod, a hug, a handy, a cheek kiss, a mouth kiss, a handy, elbows, or a fist bump.

I enjoy them all really.


I've been inspired by those articles about canine behavior over the last few days and I think I'm going to adopt mount-and-hump as my greeting from now on. It gives off that "affectionate yet clearly establishing a desirable place in the social hierarchy" vibe I like to give out.
 
2014-03-27 04:57:11 PM

HailRobonia: The Swedish hug totally sounds like a euphemism for some nasty street fighting maneuver, like the Liverpool kiss.


Dutch Rudder.


gnosis301: Frozen taught us that. The Thing taught us that Swedes also like dying.


They're not Swedish, Mac. They're Norwegian
 
2014-03-27 04:57:19 PM

formerfloozy: I am a big cuddle bug, but I am reluctant to touch people I don't know or don't like and have an aversion to forced touching. I had a few jobs that entailed gritting my teeth while my boss put his hands on me as part of my duties. Despite that, I would happily pursue this form of social interaction with Alexander Skarsgard. I would hug his penis with my vagina.


Wtf kind of jobs have you had?

/nice tongue, btw
 
2014-03-27 04:58:36 PM

Crewmannumber6: formerfloozy: I am a big cuddle bug, but I am reluctant to touch people I don't know or don't like and have an aversion to forced touching. I had a few jobs that entailed gritting my teeth while my boss put his hands on me as part of my duties. Despite that, I would happily pursue this form of social interaction with Alexander Skarsgard. I would hug his penis with my vagina.

How YOU doin'?

When I met my birthfamily a few years ago the first stop was a sister in New Jersey. Walking through the airport my wife asked what I was going to do when we met. I said 'I'm going to hug her.' she said 'She's never met you, she may not want a hug.' I said 'I don't care, she's getting a hug.' And that's pretty much the way it went, she didn't want it but got one anyway.


Did you at least practice?

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2014-03-27 05:03:01 PM

ChubbyTiger: formerfloozy: I am a big cuddle bug, but I am reluctant to touch people I don't know or don't like and have an aversion to forced touching. I had a few jobs that entailed gritting my teeth while my boss put his hands on me as part of my duties. Despite that, I would happily pursue this form of social interaction with Alexander Skarsgard. I would hug his penis with my vagina.

Wtf kind of jobs have you had?

/nice tongue, btw


Low paying clerk and admin jobs. When you need a job to keep a roof over you and your kids' head, you put up with a lot of shiat.
 
2014-03-27 05:07:06 PM
I hate hugging dudes. People think I'm unfriendly, but I just have personal space issues.

/Maybe because I was tiny as a child or something. Seriously, just shake my hand and keep your bro hug to yourself.
 
2014-03-27 05:14:20 PM

formerfloozy: ChubbyTiger: formerfloozy: I am a big cuddle bug, but I am reluctant to touch people I don't know or don't like and have an aversion to forced touching. I had a few jobs that entailed gritting my teeth while my boss put his hands on me as part of my duties. Despite that, I would happily pursue this form of social interaction with Alexander Skarsgard. I would hug his penis with my vagina.

Wtf kind of jobs have you had?

/nice tongue, btw

Low paying clerk and admin jobs. When you need a job to keep a roof over you and your kids' head, you put up with a lot of shiat.


Gah. I hate people sometimes.

/most of the time, really
 
2014-03-27 05:17:29 PM

EvilEgg: Hugs I can deal with, just barely, it's the casual kiss that weirds me out.


I knew a girl in college who was big with the hello and goodbye kisses.  She never showed any other signs of promiscuity and she never gave any indication of actual physical attraction to me.  She was sort of a hottie, so I didn't complain, but I never mentioned it to the girls I dated because I didn't need the drama.
 
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