Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 11:32:47 -0500


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.

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