Skip to comments.France is the latest country grappling with a deadly online drinking game
Posted on 04/01/2014 2:52:51 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
Ask someone what they associate with the words "France" and "alcohol," and you'll probably hear some admiring answers about Champagne and fine wines.
But there's a new trend in French imbibing that's a far cry from the sophisticated stereotypes. "Neknomination," a dangerous binge-drinking game spreading from country to country through social media, has hit the French-speaking web at a worrying pace.
The "Neknomination France" Facebook page and several offshoots went up just last month. Together, they've racked up tens of thousands of followers. Like similar pages elsewhere, they're designed to gather binge drinkers and to give them a platform to post videos of their exploits and press friends to follow suit.
The rules are simple: Knock back a self-assigned amount of alcohol, film yourself doing it, post the evidence on social media, and then issue the same challenge to three friends. The name of the game comes from the British English expression "to neck a drink" (Americans would call it "chugging").
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Chugging is a lousy way to drink. You cannot enjoy the beverage when you chug it.
Lovely, the first one on the page is a crazy Frenchman shooting a rifle and chugging champagne.
Sometimes the only way to drink EverClear is to slam it...
Then grab an oxygen tank and force air back into your lungs.
I usually don’t smoke when drinking EverClear. Cigarettes seem like a bad idea, as does fire...
The poor bastiges should come over here and play the Obastige State of The Union game. Every time he says the word “I” you must drink. When he says “teachable moment” the whole drink has to go down.
The French are pikers in comparison.
Chugging alcohol presents the opportunity to taste every drink twice.
Was it Jean Carre, billionaire gigolo?
“Chugging is a lousy way to drink”
People who drink to get drunk are on a mission. Taste has nothing to do with it. My sister recently cleared out her liquor, most of which was 30 years old. Since I don’t drink, I took it to a woman I frequently have dinner with as she and her family drink. She grabbed the whiskey and put it away. She said, “David’s coming over tonight. If he sees a whiskey bottle, he’ll just open it and guzzle the whole thing.” I’ve seen people do that. I had a couple of whiskey bottles on display at a party. A neighbor brought a visitor with them. While we sat outside and grilled he downed the entire collection. (No, he didn’t ask.)
I stopped chugging drinks when I was about 22. Quality over quantity.
The first thing I think of when I hear the words “France” and “alcohol” is Marie Osmond. OK....I’m always thinking about Marie Osmond. You could say “the” and “see” and I’d be thinking about Marie Osmond. Oh....yeah.....Daddy likes your little weight loss commercial dance.
I understand why the nordic folks drink so much. Those long dark winters are pretty depressing and are NOT made up by the long day-lit days. Not even close.
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