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    Question 'curly kiss'?

    Hi,
    A friend said to me this refers to the action of a female in which she very quickly jerks her head (if this is the right verb for a quick movement) to get the hair hanging over her forehead off her face flirtatiously. Is that right? (Without using her hands, of course.)

    (I had problem describing this action because I didn't know the right verbs, or even the right structure! How would a native speaker ask such a question?)



    Many thanks in advance!

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    Re: 'curly kiss'?

    Any ideas please?

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    #3

    Re: 'curly kiss'?

    Is that the same as 'hairflip'?

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    Re: 'curly kiss'?

    Sorry, but I have never heard that term before, and I have never tried to think of what to call the movement when it's done deliberately for a flirtatious purpose.

    She tossed her head, rather than "jerked" her head.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: 'curly kiss'?

    She shook (a wisp of) her hair off her face, maybe? (I doubt she was able to succeed in doing this though.)
    Last edited by birdeen's call; 06-Jun-2011 at 12:29. Reason: grammar mistake shaked=>shook

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    #6

    Re: 'curly kiss'?

    I haven't met it either; but I have met the term 'kiss curl', a feature of a vintage hair style that included a single curl intentionally 'falling' down over the forehead. (I bet Ouisch can find a link for it! )

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    Re: 'curly kiss'?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I haven't met it either; but I have met the term 'kiss curl', a feature of a vintage hair style that included a single curl intentionally 'falling' down over the forehead. (I bet Ouisch can find a link for it! )
    Even I can find one:

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    Re: 'curly kiss'?

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    She shook (a wisp of) her hair off her face, maybe? (I doubt she was able to succeed in doing this though.)
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    Re: 'curly kiss'?

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    She shook (a wisp of) her hair off her face, maybe? (I doubt she was able to succeed in doing this though.)
    It can be quite difficult:

    YouTube - ‪Hair flick fail‬‏

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    Re: 'curly kiss'?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    The traditional form of doing this by using one's hands seems safer.

    (I had no idea there were such strange videos to be found on the internet.)

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