1. Verb, transitive, meaning "join a fraternity," usually at either Leiden or Utrecht university.
"Swaffelen" was chosen Dutch word of the year in 2008.
Originally from Zwaffelen, Belgian slang for swerving back and forth while drunk.
2. V. trans.: to slap with a flaccid penis.
The first I heard of swaffelen was when some Dutch kids got in trouble for smacking their dicks against the Taj Mahal (the video is here).
There was a bit of an uproar and the kid was kicked out of school because: a lack of respect for somebody else's culture, right?
Obviously the idea is much older than the word. To cite an earlier reference in literature, I believe it was Dr. Dre who said back in 1987:
"This bitch is tryin' to gank me! I'll slap you upside yo' head with 9 inches of limp dick"
Or words to that effect.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008