I'll eat you up, I love you so
February 14, 2015 11:58 AM   Subscribe

Shortly after meeting my wife, she introduced me to the nuanced meaning that the Spanish word nervio had acquired in the lexicon of her family. As used in their Chilean home, the word could be defined as a feeling of such intense affection that one trembles or grits his teeth with restraint so as not to harm the object of his affection. I have heard others allude to the sensation in seemingly bizarre phrases such as, "It's so cute [that] I want to squeeze it to death." I often ask people about nervio. For those like me who have experienced it frequently throughout their lives, a complete definition is unnecessary and the word fills a void in their vocabulary. With others, my description is often greeted with bewilderment. Having never felt such a sensation, it is hard for them to imagine.
More? Tagalog's gigil, corporal cuddling, and some scientific insights into the "cute aggression" phenomenon
posted by Rhaomi (67 comments total) 42 users marked this as a favorite
 
Metafilter is great. I first learned about nervio and gigil in the green.
posted by ohcanireally at 12:19 PM on February 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


With others, my description is often greeted with bewilderment. Having never felt such a sensation, it is hard for them to imagine.

Yep. There are apparently monsters who walk among us who become violent when feeling love. What's needed now is a way to identify these horrors so they may be isolated and removed from society to a contained zone where they may murder their loved ones and consume their babies and small pets without harming the rest of us.
posted by Sangermaine at 12:20 PM on February 14, 2015 [7 favorites]


I get this with babies. Cute fat little babies. I want to bite their fat little cheekses, preciousss.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 12:24 PM on February 14, 2015 [12 favorites]


Am I really the only one here old enough to remember Elmira?
posted by evil otto at 12:25 PM on February 14, 2015 [10 favorites]


The phenomenon is real and present in Hannibal/Will Graham fanfiction.
posted by wrabbit at 12:30 PM on February 14, 2015 [9 favorites]


I've kind of known this as "the Lenny urge/ Elmira Fudd impulse", and I've mostly experienced it when dealing with cats, dogs, or other cute animals. The urge to just keep squeezing, even when it becomes uncomfortable. Almost as if you want to hug them into your body.

Good to know there are actual words for the feeling.

My kitties are just fine btw. Toxoplasmosis is a hellofuva drug.
posted by LeRoienJaune at 12:31 PM on February 14, 2015 [11 favorites]




Am I really the only one here old enough to remember The Abominable Snow Rabbit?
posted by Longtime Listener at 12:33 PM on February 14, 2015 [5 favorites]


I see. I guess I'm not the only one.
posted by Longtime Listener at 12:34 PM on February 14, 2015 [11 favorites]


Katherine Hepburn felt such love for her older brother that she bit his ear when they were kids. Hard.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 12:40 PM on February 14, 2015 [2 favorites]


Todd Glass describes this in Thin Pig.
posted by ostranenie at 12:43 PM on February 14, 2015


My mom used to pinch me as a baby because she just couldn't help it. When we, laughing, told this to my husband (who is American) he was horrified.
posted by cobain_angel at 12:49 PM on February 14, 2015 [3 favorites]


I wonder if there's a correlation between the baby-eaters and huggers.
posted by Sangermaine at 12:52 PM on February 14, 2015


I went to help my godparents at their ranch one summer and one of the trainers and I were discussing a particular filly. The trainer, who is German, said, "She's so cute I just want to rip her face off." My sister, who was also there at the time, and I, had a lot of laughs over this. It's interesting to have some context for it.
posted by lauratheexplorer at 12:55 PM on February 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


I keep meaning to try the bubble wrap with a good friend of mine who gets super *SQUEEEE!* when she sees baby animal pics and video. I keep forgetting the bubble wrap.

(I see her tomorrow, perhaps I'll remember this time.)
posted by [insert clever name here] at 1:01 PM on February 14, 2015


This reminds me of that great story about the kid who ate the card Maurice Sendak mailed to him.
posted by frecklefaerie at 1:07 PM on February 14, 2015 [14 favorites]


I love that there is a word for this. I love my toddler boy so much I just have to squeeze him and breathe him in!
posted by apricot at 1:36 PM on February 14, 2015 [2 favorites]


I feel this way about fat fall squirrels.
posted by srboisvert at 1:45 PM on February 14, 2015 [8 favorites]


When I was MUCH younger I wrote a poem about this sensation. I thought I was a freakish monster. So glad to know there are other freakish monsters out there.

PS I have never actually given in and squeezed, bitten, eaten or otherwise damaged any of the objects of my love... yet.
posted by WalkerWestridge at 2:03 PM on February 14, 2015


I'm in the "ewww. What?!" camp. I always thought the cheek pinching thing was annoying but just a joke. This is creepy.
posted by Omnomnom at 2:06 PM on February 14, 2015 [2 favorites]


I actually do grit my teeth when I kiss my cats because I love their soft fur and cuddly bellies and sooo precious I must clench my jaw with the preciousness of it all

I don't do this as much with my son.
posted by ch1x0r at 2:27 PM on February 14, 2015 [5 favorites]


Omnomnom, that is, of course, eponysterical.

PS I have never actually given in and squeezed, bitten, eaten or otherwise damaged any of the objects of my love... yet.

Not even a delicious love nibble?*

*Between consenting partners, naturally!
posted by ocherdraco at 2:30 PM on February 14, 2015


Am I really the only one here old enough to remember Elmira?

No, you are not.

But nobody, that is NOBODY remembers Pinky, Elmyra, and the Brain, because that never happened.
posted by hippybear at 2:33 PM on February 14, 2015 [9 favorites]


I occasionally bite my husband's arm. I'm going to go tell him that Metafilter told me it's ok to do that.
posted by Foam Pants at 2:39 PM on February 14, 2015 [6 favorites]


I get this with babies. Cute fat little babies. I want to bite their fat little cheekses, preciousss.

That's right. She's got the "munchies" for a California cheeseburger.
posted by Sys Rq at 2:40 PM on February 14, 2015 [7 favorites]


FICTIONAL CHARACTERS oh God help me I can't
posted by tzikeh at 2:53 PM on February 14, 2015


I get this feeling but it's less intense in my case, compared to my wife.

A version of this sensation is very interestingly illustrated in a scene in Punch Drunk Love, where the main characters tell each other "I love you so much I want to punch you in the face!"

Also I have every episode of Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain on VHS taped off the tv.
posted by sleeping bear at 3:09 PM on February 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


Until reading this thread, I had no idea there were people who didn't know the feeling "it's so cute I can't stand it, I love it so much, I have to hug it until its very being is absorbed into my own through the remarkable force and duration of my hug." Which, being socialized, you can't actually attempt, so you have to divert the sensation into strangled vocalizations and jaw-or-fist-clenching and whatever else helps lessen the otherwise overwhelming cuteness.

It's totally normal!
posted by erlking at 3:12 PM on February 14, 2015 [21 favorites]


One time I was snuggling my baby, he was about two months old, and he was so cute I could not stand it and I wanted to eat him all up and I could not resist it and to avoid chomping him all up, I licked him.

Like, slurped up the side of his face. In public. Mid-conversation.

People were 50/50 split on whether this was super-weird or totally normal.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 3:41 PM on February 14, 2015 [37 favorites]


Cats dude...CATS. Are you kidding me? I can't even handle them. I look at their faces and I want to cry and smash them and look at them and pet them and love them and give them money and just generally make them happy.
- the zine Nervio: The Cats That Are My Friends
posted by knuckle tattoos at 3:47 PM on February 14, 2015 [2 favorites]


This would explain why my aunt once bit my arm. I was a kid, and confused. Now that I'm older, I'm older. Note to my aunt: please like me less.
posted by datawrangler at 3:51 PM on February 14, 2015 [6 favorites]


One time I was snuggling my baby, he was about two months old, and he was so cute I could not stand it and I wanted to eat him all up and I could not resist it and to avoid chomping him all up, I licked him.

An ex-girlfriend did this to me once after I said something romantic. The relationship didn't last long enough for me to find out if this was merely a charming eccentricity or a sign of more disturbing behavior.
posted by Cash4Lead at 3:53 PM on February 14, 2015 [2 favorites]


The first time I remember hearing a similar phrase was when my grandfather (who had an often contentious relationship with my grandmother) gave me advice about marriage. He said, "At first, you love 'em so much you could eat 'em up. And then, in a few years, you'll wish you had."
posted by jessian at 4:01 PM on February 14, 2015 [4 favorites]


Key and Peele (disturbingly) took this phenomenon to its logical conclusion.
posted by carrienation at 4:05 PM on February 14, 2015 [9 favorites]


"Baby: the other white meat. It's what's for dinner."
--Fat Bastard (from Austin Powers 2 & 3)
posted by cleroy at 4:08 PM on February 14, 2015 [2 favorites]


This is interesting. I never thought nervio could have a different meaning in other spanish speaking countries. Here in Mexico it mostly means different levels of anxiety depending on the context.
posted by CrazyLemonade at 4:47 PM on February 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


I love this! I get this with babies, especially when they are like 6 months old and sitting up and just smiling at everything. I want to eat them up, they are so adorable. Sometimes my kids (5 and 3) are so cute I squeeze them but restrain myself from actually hurting them.
posted by sutel at 5:00 PM on February 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


It's totally normal!
erlking

Keep telling yourself that, baby eater.
posted by Sangermaine at 5:38 PM on February 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


I don't have an inkling of what this feels like. Given the responses in here I feel like the weird one.
posted by mantecol at 6:31 PM on February 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


"Baby: the other white meat. It's what's for dinner."

A Modest Proposal (1729), by Jonathan Swift:
As to my own part, having turned my thoughts for many years upon this important subject, and maturely weighed the several schemes of other projectors, I have always found them grossly mistaken in the computation. It is true, a child just dropped from its dam may be supported by her milk for a solar year, with little other nourishment; at most not above the value of 2s., which the mother may certainly get, or the value in scraps, by her lawful occupation of begging; and it is exactly at one year old that I propose to provide for them in such a manner as instead of being a charge upon their parents or the parish, or wanting food and raiment for the rest of their lives, they shall on the contrary contribute to the feeding, and partly to the clothing, of many thousands.
...and so tender.
posted by cenoxo at 6:54 PM on February 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


I.. do not get this. Which might be related to the fact that I tend to like creatures who can bite back, such as baby wolves.
posted by quiet earth at 6:58 PM on February 14, 2015


I, er, frequently tell my husband that I love him so much I want to eat his face. He is unnerved by this, to say the least.
posted by Aquifer at 7:05 PM on February 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


BLF Jr, currently at 20 months, has understood this since 12 months. Here's a typical progression of events:

1) "Hug dad!"

2) "Kiss dad!"

3) "More hug dad!"

4) "Daaaad, bear huuuuug!"

5) "Moooooore bear huuuuug!"

6) "Moooooooooooooooore bearrr huuuuuuuug!"

and then

7) "Imma eatchooo up!"

and then he'll lick you. I wonder where he learned it?
posted by BrunoLatourFanclub at 7:15 PM on February 14, 2015 [4 favorites]


One morning before he wakes up, loom over him with a knife and fork.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 7:15 PM on February 14, 2015 [3 favorites]


When my youngest was a baby I was hanging out on the bed with him and his two year old brother. I pretended to eat the baby's toes(as one does) and older brother panicked. "Nooo! Don't eat his toes!" he cried, and grabbed the foot away from me. After glancing at it briefly he said, "whew! There are nine toes left."*

Said baby is two himself and when I threaten to eat his toes now he says "No Mommy, they for smelling!" Then he lets me sniff his delicious toes instead of eating them up.

It's rough, let me tell you.

*baby still has ten toes
posted by bq at 8:06 PM on February 14, 2015 [7 favorites]


(so for people who don't experience this feeling / sensation / urge, what does seeing something unbearably cute feel like for you? or is the idea that cuteness can be somehow "unbearable" a foreign concept?)
posted by erlking at 8:14 PM on February 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


My four year old son loves his family. When he comes in for a hug he will sometimes clench his teeth or scrunch up his face. I'm not talking just a little bit. It's a look of murderous rage. Sweet, murderous rage, in footie pajamas.
posted by Jpfed at 9:09 PM on February 14, 2015 [5 favorites]


(so for people who don't experience this feeling / sensation / urge, what does seeing something unbearably cute feel like for you? or is the idea that cuteness can be somehow "unbearable" a foreign concept?)

A cute animal picture, for example, will make me smile/laugh involuntarily. But just like a joke, the effect wears off as the novelty does. Can't recall experiencing anything "unbearably" cute.
posted by mantecol at 10:17 PM on February 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


(so for people who don't experience this feeling / sensation / urge, what does seeing something unbearably cute feel like for you? or is the idea that cuteness can be somehow "unbearable" a foreign concept?)

Same as mantecol, basically. The puppy/baby is cute, sure and it causes smiles and maybe laughter, but certainly not an urge to mutilate, dismember, or consume it.

And apparently these desires to harm the targets of your affection aren't metaphors for how you feel, because people in the linked pieces and this thread describe actual biting/liking/pinching. It's bizarre and scary.

I assume when you're very happy to see a good friend you punch them in the face.
posted by Sangermaine at 10:26 PM on February 14, 2015 [3 favorites]


Cute baby makes me want to bury my nose in it, sniff it, give it monster monster kisses (with sound effects) and hugs. And yeah, I will sometimes pretend to nibble, but I don't feel an urge to consume it or meld or something.
posted by Omnomnom at 11:13 PM on February 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


It's funny how wide the range of experiences are -- I'd always assumed this was more or less a human universal.

I've felt nervio most strongly with animals, especially cats. Not so much an urge to violently smash or kick them, but to playfully swat at them, squeeze them into compact little fuzzballs, and embrace them deeply to the chest and neck, almost like trying to absorb them somehow. CuteOverload's term "snorgling" -- intense cuddling aimed at drinking something in -- seems apt. I also do the teeth-grinding thing often when playing with cats or dogs, nearly to the point of discomfort (which is what caused me to look into this in the first place).

I've never felt it as a desire to eat anybody, though -- "eat you with a spoon," etc. always struck me as purely metaphorical.

(Also, I wonder what the correlation is between inclination to this feeling and one's willingness to baby-talk.)

sleeping bear: "A version of this sensation is very interestingly illustrated in a scene in Punch Drunk Love, where the main characters tell each other "I love you so much I want to punch you in the face!""

Oh, that movie's a gold mine for this stuff. As one of the comments in the main link mentions, there's one scene full of violent "pillow talk" that gets an extended treatment in the original script:
Lena: Oh my god, you are so adorable. I just....god dammit.

Barry: What's that? What is that that you're doing?

Lena: I just...your face is so adorable and your cheek and your skin, I wanna bite it....I wanna bite your cheek and chew on it....god damn cute....f***....

Barry: I know what you mean, I know what you mean, I get this feeling --

Lena: ...what...?

Barry: I don't want to hurt anything ever, but what I'm talking about is -- have you ever held a little puppy or a little kitten and it's just the cutest, softest, most precious thing in the world and out of the blue you get this feeling in your gut and all you wanna do is squeeze it. Just f***in squeeze the s*** out of it. To take a little puppy and smash its skull...just so precious, so beautiful. Just so god damn wonderful and cute you wanna smack it and kick it and love it. F***. I don't know. I don't know. And you, you.....I'm looking at you and I just....your face is so beautiful I just wanna smash it, just smash it with a sledgehammer and squeeze it...you're so pretty.

[They kiss and kiss and kiss;]

Lena: I know. I know. I know. I just wanna chew your face and scoop out your beautiful, beautiful eyes with an ice cream scooper and eat 'em and chew 'em and suck on 'em. F***.
Also, one deleted scene shows Sandler going on a vulgar diatribe of how ridiculously fucking adorable some little kid is. It's kind of weird.
posted by Rhaomi at 11:29 PM on February 14, 2015 [2 favorites]


My wife tells me that when she was a schoolchild, one of her friends had a guinea pig that she (i.e., the friend, not my wife, just to absolve Mrs. Siawns in advance) loved so much that she felt compelled to love it and squeeze it and squeeze it and squeeze it and sadly, they are not the most robust of creatures, so she did in fact hug her pet to death.

Nervio: not even once.
posted by Dim Siawns at 12:02 AM on February 15, 2015


It's bizarre and scary.

Eh, scary seems like an overstatement. It's not like there's an epidemic of people accidentally nibbling their cute children to death, or even to the point of harm. And having a paradoxical urge doesn't seem that bizarre to me, either: it brings to mind the "imp of the perverse," where someone hands you a priceless Faberge egg or some shit and you get a brief thought of gleefully throwing it against the wall. Or the phenomenon where sometimes people laugh hysterically during a funeral or something really somber.
posted by en forme de poire at 12:39 AM on February 15, 2015 [9 favorites]


you are fluffy
resistance is cute for a while
you will be assimilated
posted by aydeejones at 2:20 AM on February 15, 2015 [2 favorites]


I don't think it's a coincidence that in Chinese the word for "shower with affection" also means "pain" (疼). I also often read in Chinese contemporary novels about people who hug other people so tightly as if they wanted to pull the person into their own bodies. It's likely part of the same phenomenon.
posted by Alnedra at 5:44 AM on February 15, 2015 [2 favorites]


Which might be related to the fact that I tend to like creatures who can bite back, such as baby wolves.

I don't know, quiet earth, I definitely love critters who bite back, too! Brains are weird! :)
posted by skye.dancer at 6:54 AM on February 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


My cat lets out an adorable little squeak when I squeeze him just a little too hard. This does not disincentivize the squeezing.
posted by duvatney at 7:55 AM on February 15, 2015


Another haver of this feeling here (raises hand).

For me it mostly manifests as the wanting-to-squeeze-that-adorable-thing-SO-very-hard type of feeling. It applies largely to cute baby animals; rarely if ever baby people (not as cute in my book). I do psychologically experience it as a desire to consume, but not via eating - I just want to meld with the cuteness. Sometimes when I look at pictures or videos of pwecioussss baby critters I feel a tension building up and my husband will notice and say "stop looking at that or your head will explode!"

I know for sure if I had met our last cat (a beautiful, fluffy, wide-eyed boy) as a kitten I would not have a head right now. It would have been in pieces on the floor within a minute of my laying eyes on him.

I think this may run in families to some extent: one of my grandmas used to say to my sibling and me "I love you, I'm going to eat you all up!" every time we visited with her. I didn't understand that sentiment at the time (and was slightly frightened), but I do now.

I think people who don't experience this feeling (for cute animals especially) are the weird ones. I mean, how is it that you can't you SEE just how fricking adorable that ball of fluff/feathers/pink-skin is???
posted by Halo in reverse at 8:25 AM on February 15, 2015 [3 favorites]


Seems relevant to post this meme from Despicable Me. It certainly describes how I experience cute aggression sometimes.

It's so fluffy I'm going to die!
posted by Halo in reverse at 9:36 AM on February 15, 2015 [3 favorites]


Excellent post title. Yes, I do consider biting my adorable grandson's chubby thighs, but settle for blowing raspberries on his chubby belly.
posted by theora55 at 1:42 PM on February 15, 2015


Err...

A lot of animals are wired to fixate on cute little toddlers. Ever watch what happens when your two-year old insists on getting out of the stroller while you are wandering around in a zoo and she/he wobble marches past the lion enclosure? The previously comatose lions wake up and start tracking your little big boots as if they are hypnotized. They don't seem to be able to look away.

Those same markers that we call "cute" in our own offspring and in adowable baby animals, those big eyes, wobbly walk, big head, helplessness -those are all known by another name to meat-eaters; that other name is "delicious." If they see a prey animal limp, or drag, or toddle they get really interested in that particular individual. It means an easy meal.

I have read about mother mice eating their offspring at birth when they are in highly stressed circumstances. If the odds are intolerably high that your offspring won't make it, it makes sense to cut your losses and salvage whatever you can from the investment. (They reabsorb the fetuses that are not yet born even when they are only hours from parturition.) Other species eat their own young too. I remember seeing footage of a lioness who came back to the pride only to discover that her cub had been killed, and she sniffed it before she settled down philosophically and ate it.

It is often better for a population should some portion of them have to die, if that portion is the youngest. There is the smallest investment in the young. A new born often can't survive without its mother, but if the mother survives she can reproduce again next season.

Now humans are a species that has specialized in adoption. Mostly we specialize in other people's babies, because raising a human child is so damn difficult that "It takes a village". But our drive to look after cute is so strong that we don't just babysit our niece, and send 5$ on our credit card to the picture of that pot-bellied Somalian child with the flies on its eyes, we adopt anything we thing of as cute. Name me a species and you can find someone, somewhere, somewhen who has adopted it: puppies, kittens, piglets, pandas, koalas, foals, calves, baby iguanas... I mean, sure ants adopt aphids and all that, but when it comes to deliberately taking in other species and looking after then we have a human specialization hard to match. Humans will nurse just about anything. And I mean that literally. In New Guinea if they want to kill a sow that has nursing piglets they will go ahead and do it, and farm the piglets out to the tribes lactating women.

At times this adoption comes closer to kidnapping than ethically sanctioned by a registered adoption agency. The first person to adopt a wolf puppy possibly killed its mother. And even when an adoption does get sanctioned by adoption agencies there can be predatory elements to it. For example, our system of removing kids from their parent's custody arguably does more damage to the kids in question than providing support systems such as a daily homemaker so that they can stay in their family. A kid in foster care is more likely to be sexually molested than a kid living with one or more of its parents regardless of all other factors. Anyone here ever hear of the residential schools? Alpha primates will take the newborn baby of a beta primate and cuddle it and hold it and keep it and cherish it and refuse to give it back until it dies of thirst since they can't nurse it.

And then we get to the practice of killing the beta female's babies or the babies of the pack that lives near you, in order to reduce the resource competition for your own offspring. Lots of species do this. It's a best case scenario if you can set it up so that your kids are being supported by a nice pack of non-reproducing adults, such as when your unmarried sister is your unpaid baby sitter, and your child is taught by nuns and the secular school teacher is forbidden to get married in her contract and then finally when their gay uncle leaves his entire fortune to your kids because he's got no one else to leave it to.

So my understanding of this urge to grab and squeeze to death and love and cuddle and bite is that we get a host of urges triggered by things that are cute, including the urge to grab and run away with and maybe kill them. Of course it's not exactly socially acceptable to say that when you see a two year old you feel a strange impulse to murder it, but it is acceptable to say that other people's children should not be allowed on a crowded airplane or in a decent restaurant.

We certainly seem to believe in that instinct in other people. Kids nowadays are not allowed to be unsupervised until they are about to hit puberty, just in case of, you know "stranger danger" and ending up with their face printed on a milk carton.

Now, I am not saying that every mother that looks at her adorable baby-waby and wants to bite and lick and squeeze him or her is teetering on the edge of a child murdering pathology. My cats bite each other when they get mats in their fur. Biting is grooming behaviour too. They use their teeth to pull the tufts out. Teeth are the most primitive form of comb. And licking someone is a good way to share healthy bacteria. Spit is good for you skin and your immune system. If you get licked by a dog you are a lot less likely to be prone to allergies than if you don't. Lactating started with proto-mammal babies licking sweat out of their mother's armpits. If you have to keep a baby alive while waiting for your milk to come in, you kiss your own spit into its mouth so it will be getting at least a little fluid. There are a lot of instincts coming into play here.

It's more my belief that somewhere we have some vestigal wiring that means, if the circumstances arise that it looks like the best way to ensure that we have descendants, some few of us are going to be able to access these reproductive success enhancement techniques.
posted by Jane the Brown at 5:54 PM on February 15, 2015 [5 favorites]


For me, at least, it's not that I literally want to eat or consume something adorable. I more just kind of want to stuff it into one of my cheeks like a gerbil and run away with it.

Kind of meta, because sometimes I feel that way about gerbils.
posted by theredpen at 6:26 PM on February 15, 2015


I'm glad to know that there are words for this. I get this feeling in the form of wanting to squeeze and squeeze someone/something until they burst. I mostly feel this towards cats, but occasionally towards people, too.
posted by Maladroid at 1:29 AM on February 16, 2015


My toddler does this all the time to me! He grits his teeth and it is all he can do not to hit me or head butt my face as hard as he can. It is only to me, his mama, though. He just loves me SO MUCH. Now I have a word for it!
posted by jillithd at 9:33 AM on February 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


With my childhood cats, I used to clench my teeth so hard I could hear them squeak and crack. I had to train myself out of this, but every now and then it'll happen again. SO--CUTE--CAN'T--STAND--IT.
posted by fiercecupcake at 9:35 AM on February 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


i get the squeezing and eating, but not the inflicting pain/ hitting/punching/smashing thing
posted by maiamaia at 1:55 PM on February 16, 2015


I wonder if this explains certain sayings:

* “Prettier than a mess of fried catfish.”
* “Why, don’t you look prettier than a slice of butter on a pile of pancakes.”
* “You look so good I’m gonna take you home and sop you up with a biscuit.”


Etc., etc. ...
posted by magstheaxe at 11:12 AM on February 19, 2015 [1 favorite]


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