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Anonymous:I read this in 'www.mindyourenglish.com'
What is called a " French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an " English kiss" in France.
Is it the right definition?
Mister MicawberWell, I sure know what a French kiss is. I don't speak French, but I think that, if true, it would be more like 'un baiser anglais'.That's correct, Mr. M
Wikipedia offers this information.at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_kiss
In French, it is simply embrasser avec la langue (literally to kiss with tongue). Nevertheless, in popular language this is referred as rouler une pelle (to roll the spade), emballer and some rude words like: "Galocher", "rouler un patin" (to roll the blade). In Quebec, people call it "Frencher".
Personally, I think embrasser avec la langue sounds like greet people using friendly language.
As regards 'English kiss', I've never heard that the French say that. However, I believe they do speak of 'Le vice anglais'.
Anonymous:I'm French. I've never said, or heard, the words "baiser anglais", "English kiss" or anything similar. There's various ways to talk about it, but if you're talking to French people, you have a much higher chance of being understood if you say"French kiss" as we here it all the time in movies.
I'd rate that one as "urban legend".
Anonymous:NO ,YOU ARE RIGHT. IT IS A TYPE OF PHYSICAL CONTACT.
Anonymous:wanted to name my new white poodle and thought that French Kiss would be a cute name but I don't think "frenchie" will do
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