Päntsdrunk is a variation of the couch potato

Pantsdrunk (stylized as Päntsdrunk; Finnish: kalsarikännit, ˈkɑls̠ɑriˌkænːit) is a form of drinking culture, originating in Finland, in which the drinker consumes alcoholic drinks at home dressed in very little clothing, usually underwear, with no intention of going out. To a large extent, it is still considered a way of life in Finland, possibly related to the stereotyped lack of social contacts among Finns. The forced isolation of people in their own homes caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic created a global trend for this drinking habit.[1][2][3][4]

In popular culture

Books guiding to the right method and philosophy for "pantsdrunking" have also been written, the most notable being Päntsdrunk (Kalsarikänni): The Finnish Path to Relaxation (Drinking at Home, Alone, in Your Underwear) written by Miska Rantanen [fi], and published in 2018.[5][6][7][8][9] The Australian brewery Two Birds Brewing launched a line of beers called Kalsarikännit in 2020.[10][11][12]

The 2023 video game Alan Wake 2, created by Finnish developer Remedy Entertainment, includes several comedic in-game advertisements with two Finnish brothers Jaakko and Ilmo, one of which is for fictional beer called Ahma where pantsdrunk is used to advertise the beverage.

See also

References

  1. ^ Hillier, Bianca; Romero, María Elena (April 13, 2020). "Kalsarikännit: Drinking at home in your undies, like Finns". The World from PRX.
  2. ^ Hines, Nickolaus (April 3, 2020). "It's Time To Embrace the Finnish Tradition of Drinking in Your Underwear". Matador Network. Kalsarikännit Is the Finnish Cultural Tradition We Need During Coronavirus
  3. ^ Brech, Anna (December 24, 2020). "The Finnish word for being drunk in underwear is perfect for now". Stylist. This Finnish word for getting drunk home alone is a whole 2020 mood
  4. ^ "What may happen after the coronavirus in Finland?". Reachinghot. May 5, 2020.
  5. ^ Fitzmaurice, Rosie (June 4, 2018). "This new Scandi lifestyle trend involves drinking wine alone in your underwear and bingeing on Netflix — and its name is pretty fitting". Insider. Päntsdrunk, the Latest Scandi Lifestyle Philosophy, Involves Drinking in Your Underwear
  6. ^ Colagrossi, Mike (October 15, 2018). "'Pantsdrunk' and the Finnish art of relaxing". Big Think.
  7. ^ Nagesh, Ashitha (June 6, 2018). "Forget hygge, let's all get päntsdrunk". BBC Three. BBC.
  8. ^ Levine, Nick (June 3, 2018). "Is "Päntsdrunk" The New, Easier & Less Smug Hygge?". Refinery29. What Is Pantsdrunk? Kalsarikanni Finland Lifestyle
  9. ^ Kottke, Jason (October 10, 2018). "Pantsdrunk, the Finnish Art of Relaxation". kottke.org.
  10. ^ "READY TO GET YOUR KALSARIKÄNNIT ON?". Two Birds Brewing. July 2, 2020. Retrieved 2023-02-09. WHERE TO GET YOUR HANDS ON KALSARIKÄNNIT VANILLA & CACAO STOUT AND HAZY PALE
  11. ^ "Australialaisen Kalsarikännit-oluen keksijät kertovat, miten nimeen päädyttiin – 'Se kolahti'" [The inventors of the Australian Kalsarikännit beer tell how the name came to be - 'It bumped']. isfi. July 3, 2020.
  12. ^ "Australialaispanimo esitteli oluen, jolla on yllättävä nimi: 'Kalsarikännit' – kaimakalja löytyy myös Hollannista!" [The Australian brewery introduced a beer with a surprising name: 'Kalsarikännit' - its namesake can also be found in Holland!]. isfi. July 3, 2020.

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