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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 6:22 pm    Post subject: french kisses??? Reply with quote

from where does the expression FRENCH KISSES come from???

please, I need it for a school work!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IS THAT NOT COMING FROM A 17TH CENTURY THINGY???
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RAM wrote:
IS THAT NOT COMING FROM A 17TH CENTURY THINGY???
That post is considered Spam.
but meh what am I gonna do about it...:roll:

*increases post count*
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lurajoonami



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 4:55 am    Post subject: Re: french kisses??? Reply with quote

her_o wrote:
from where does the expression FRENCH KISSES come from???

please, I need it for a school work!!!!!!
This is a reference:

"French Kiss" is an obsolete term for what the hyperpatriotic Americans now call a "Freedom Kiss"

site source: French Kiss

that should help you in your problem.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 12:16 am    Post subject: Re: french kisses??? Reply with quote

her_o wrote:
from where does the expression FRENCH KISSES come from???

please, I need it for a school work!!!!!!



Bizous?

-- Cheemag
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Kelmscott8
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 1:43 pm    Post subject: re: French Kiss Reply with quote

You ask where the term comes from?

I believe it originated out of the colloquial use of "French" to describe certain things or acts which had a "spiciness" or naughtiness about them. I do not believe that the term honestly means that the act was truly a French one.

When this connotation began, I can't personally say. However, one sees it in reference to things like
- French novels (an image only heightened by works like Madame Bovary)
- to "French" someone = giving fellatio or cunnilingus
- "excuse my French" = use of vulgar/swear words
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 2:11 pm    Post subject: French Reply with quote

Also "French Letter" an old fashioned term for condom and "French disease" meaning any sexually transmitted disease such as syphillis. You'd never guess the amount of anti-French sentiment in (proletarian) England now would you? Laughing
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Meg



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I disagree that the term "french kiss" is obsolete. In fact, I have never heard anyone refer to it as a "freedom kiss". I think that was probably just a phase that has passed for the most part. It has been called a "french kiss" for so long I doubt it will change now.

Au revoir! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think "freedom kiss" was a joke referring to the collective madness in the US when Bush faced opposition from the French over his illegal war in Iraq. In addition to the word "French" being replaced by "Freedom" in terms such as french fries sales of French wine went down as did holiday bookings to France. Some thank you considering France bankroled the American war of independance against the British in the 18th century. Evil or Very Mad
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zmike



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

u people are really imaginative
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Barty
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which people?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barty I completely think just like you.
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magy
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 6:02 pm    Post subject: hello all Reply with quote

hello all
I'm going to montreal next week for the first time and i thought i would brush up on some french i learned in school.
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 7:57 pm    Post subject: ! Reply with quote

i don't know bout yall but i just like frenching!
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SwissMissKris



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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know why it is French Kiss in English, but in French it is "rouler une pelle." Not the prettiest term, I prefer French Kiss. It sounds more elegant.
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