What is called a " French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an " English kiss" in France.
Is it the right definition?
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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'.
I'd rate that one as "urban legend".
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