I am in favor of preserving the French habit of kissing ladies’ hands–after all, one must start somewhere. –Sacha Guitry, French actor, playwright and film maker

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The title of today’s post is THE KISSING POST– not to be confused with THE HITCHING POST, which would be a post about the ceremony of getting hitched (after kissing went to the hand-kisser’s head). Alternatively, THE HITCHING POST could be a post about a post to which you tether your horse….as opposed to your spouse (pardon my horse play).

Be that as it may, it may interest you to know that anthropologists believe kissing is a learned behavior. But they believe above all in science, so what competence could anthropologists possibly have in the field of kissing….with the likely exception of Parisian anthropologists, who are said to have French kissing down to an art….in the interest of science? C’est une bonne planque!*

Knowing that many of my readers are serious about science, you would no doubt like to know where I came up with what “it may interest you to know” — so, just so you know:

As for the romantic barbarians among you, far be it from me to kiss you off. Kiss on!

*Nice work if you can get it!


27 comments on “THE KISSING POST

  1. calmkate says:

    kisses to you Mr M 🙂 oops xx

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  2. masercot says:

    So many types of kisses and each means something different…

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  3. Personally? I detest the European air kissing. If you’re coming in, go full throttle… don’t swish my cheeks with a drive by.

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  4. mistermuse says:

    Thank you, rivergirl, for pointing out the “air” of European’s ways (when stuck for a reply that’s fun, my last resort is a pun).

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  5. The Kissing Post will, alas, be quickly forgotten unless you make it a Facebook post, Instagram post, Reddit post etc.

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  6. Interesting. The lips are intensely sensitive, so I’m not surprised that kissing evolved as something between lovers. 🙂 And thanks for the great songs. My toes were tapping. 🙂

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  7. Elizabeth says:

    I always thought kissing was instinctive. I never saw my parents kiss, but I certainly knew what to do when the time came!

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  8. carmen says:

    Since there’s no way I can send you a French kiss, Mr. M, how about a Canadian one, eh? 😉

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  9. chattykerry says:

    I remember having a lovely French kiss with a French man when I was 16. Swoon!

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  10. mistermuse says:

    Wow! And to think that was just two years ago! 🙂


  11. The Moosejaw Company has t-shirts that refer to French kissing. I have a couple.

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  12. Nice nostalgic gesture here.

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