Thursday, May 30, 2013

"French kiss" anointed

Finally, the French have acknowledged the "French kiss" with an addition to the dictionary.

The slang verb "galocher" found a rightful home in the "Petit Robert" dictionary today... a somewhat delayed entry as it may seem to those who credit the French with amorous dispositions.

Up until now, there had never been a specific French word for the activity, according to Laurence Laport who works at the publishing house.

"The word expert added a caveat about the power of language. The lack of a specific term 'never stopped us from doing it.'"

Très drôle.

1 comment:

  1. Really? I knew they added a whole bunch of weird words but I didn't know about this specific one. In fact that's the first time I've ever seen this word, and it strikes me as an odd word to use for kissing given that where I come from "galoche" means "shoe"...