Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 11:32:47 -0500 From: Mark Mandel Subject: Dutch kiss Leslie Dunkling writes: <<< [...] But what is this Dutch kiss that has been mentioned in a couple of recent postings? It defeats my dictionaries, both American and British. It certainly defeats me. Though I note that Barton Holyday, whose _Marriage of the Arts_ was first performed in 1630, refers to "the different manners of a French, Spanish and Dutch kiss." Has Spanish kiss also survived? My question about Dutch kiss is asked in all innocence. If it takes us into the realms of unpleasant obscenity, forget I asked. <<< No, no, please explicate!... whether obscene or not. After all, this is LANGUAGE we're talking about. Mark A. Mandel : Senior Linguist : mark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Dragon Systems, Inc. : speech recognition : +1 617 965-5200 320 Nevada St., Newton, MA 02160, USA : Personal home page: