Thursday, November 26, 2015   

Lexicon seals it with a French kiss
(05-30 18:37)

After centuries of not having a French word for the sloppy Gallic export “to French kiss,'' a verb has finally been given its rightful place in the French dictionary.
“Galocher'' _ to kiss with tongues _ is among new entries added to the “Petit Robert'' 2014 edition, which will be in shops today.
Laurence Laporte of the Robert publishing house says that it's just the evolution of language.
Laporte says the French have “always had many expressions to describe it, like `kissing at length in the mouth,' but it's true, we've never had one single word.''
She added “it never stopped us doing it.''--AP
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