Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 11:32:47 -0500
From: Mark Mandel Mark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]DRAGONSYS.COM
Subject: Dutch kiss
Leslie Dunkling writes:
But what is this Dutch kiss that has been mentioned in a couple of
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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