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    kiss

    What do you call the common kiss nowadays that only the cheeks touch, no lips involved. Only common to women, seems odd if you see it with men .

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    I have heard it called "an air kiss." I don't know that it has an official name.

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    #3

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    They gave each other an air kiss.

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    #4

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    So, when we use "kiss", it mean using lip and lip. Is it right?

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    #5

    Re: kiss

    Quote Originally Posted by sothon View Post
    So, when we use "kiss", it mean using lip and lip. Is it right?
    You can kiss me on the cheek(using your lips).

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    #6

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    Blouen, do you have the name for such a kiss in your native language? In Polish there is no such so maybe in English there isn't either?

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    Re: kiss

    The exchanged an air kiss, perhaps?

    If I were writing a novel, I'd probably say something like "They pressed their cheeks together and made that 'mwuh' noise that passes for an affectionate greeting between women who care more for the state of their make-up than for each other."

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    Re: kiss

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    The exchanged an air kiss, perhaps?

    If I were writing a novel, I'd probably say something like "They pressed their cheeks together and made that 'mwuh' noise that passes for an affectionate greeting between women who care more for the state of their make-up than for each other."
    Nice, indeed. This make-up thing's really good! How would you pronounce this 'mwuh'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    The exchanged an air kiss, perhaps?

    If I were writing a novel, I'd probably say something like "They pressed their cheeks together and made that 'mwuh' noise that passes for an affectionate greeting between women who care more for the state of their make-up than for each other."
    Ouffff!!!!!!!!!!!
    It's the longest definition I have ever read


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    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus View Post
    How would you pronounce this 'mwuh'?
    hi Nyggus. try to use Your imagination and visualize two girls exchanging that 'air kiss' (confused about the name ). I guess 'mwuh' is an Onomatopoeia and it should be pronounced like /mwa/ or /mw(vowel szwa)
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    I'd give my right arm (to be cut) for possibility of inserting IPA symbols to the posts! ;)
    regards.

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