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March 24, 2008

water-2-180.jpgBlog Guy, I’m looking for someplace decadent to go for spring break. I hear it gets very wild in Hungary. Is that true? Where is Hungary?

You mean the “sprinkling” ritual. Young men throw buckets of water on young women, but it’s not like you think. They also throw cologne and recite funny poems.

I don’t know any funny Hungarian poems. Do you?

Just that one limerick, “An actress named Zsa Zsa Gabor…” No, I can’t use that.

But the water thing is about getting “wet and wild,” am I right?

No, it’s about making the women fertile.

Fertile? Uh-oh, that’s not good. I’ll go to Acapulco, instead.

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water-360.jpgMen in traditional outfits throw water on women in Mezokovesd, Hungary, March 20, 2008. Locals celebrate Easter with “watering of the girls”, a fertility ritual rooted in Hungary’s tribal pre-Christian past. REUTERS/ Laszlo Balogh

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If the men here dressed in those funny costumes they would have to subdue me before I’d even THINK of going out with one!!

Nothing quite says “fertility” like a set of Laurel & Hardy impersonators in flowered blouses flinging buckets of ice-cold water around.

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive

You chicks have no respect for tradition….

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

Hmmm… weren’t there a bunch of guys arrested for that in NY’s Central Park a few years ago?

Arrested for reciting humorous Hungarian poems? By golly, I think you’re right! I remember it now!

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

I couldn’t agree with you more, Deet.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

In pre-Christian times, I imagine anything that reduced the body odor probably would do wonders for fertility.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive