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What's the British slang word for kiss?



 
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What's the British slang word for kiss? #1 (permalink) Sun Sep 28, 2008 21:30 pm   What's the British slang word for kiss?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #382 "English Slang Idioms (113)", question 2

He knew that he would have to handle the investigation of the senator's possible corruption with .......... If something went wrong, which it easily could, his career would be over.

(a) drain plugs
(b) willful malice
(c) kid gloves
(d) bull in a china shop

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #382 "English Slang Idioms (113)", answer 2

He knew that he would have to handle the investigation of the senator's possible corruption with kid gloves. If something went wrong, which it easily could, his career would be over.

Correct answer: (c) kid gloves
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what's the British slang for kiss? #2 (permalink) Mon Sep 29, 2008 19:23 pm   what's the British slang for kiss?
 

Hi Limbo,
I'm not sure about that. Any ideas Alan?
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what's the British slang for kiss? #3 (permalink) Mon Sep 29, 2008 20:19 pm   what's the British slang for kiss?
 

"Snog" is common, in BrE; though not all speakers would use it. It usually implies "kissing (a member of the opposite sex) with relish".

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what's the British slang for kiss? #4 (permalink) Mon Sep 29, 2008 22:02 pm   what's the British slang for kiss?
 

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It usually implies "kissing (a member of the opposite sex) with relish".


So gay men don't snog, right?
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what's the British slang for kiss? #5 (permalink) Mon Sep 29, 2008 23:11 pm   what's the British slang for kiss?
 

Naturally they do. And Madonna may snog Britney; and Britney may snog Gwyneth; and Katy may think about kissing all three.

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what's the British slang for kiss? #6 (permalink) Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:35 am   what's the British slang for kiss?
 

MrPedantic wrote:
"Snog" is common, in BrE;
MrP


You'd think Rowling's work would have at least taught us this. It taught me what a budgie was...
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what's the British slang for kiss? #7 (permalink) Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:50 am   what's the British slang for kiss?
 

MrPedantic wrote:
Naturally they do. And Madonna may snog Britney; and Britney may snog Gwyneth; and Katy may think about kissing all three.

MrP


So why the parentheses here?

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It usually implies "kissing (a member of the opposite sex) with relish".


And would "with relish" be "to snog someone's face off"?
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what's the British slang for kiss? #8 (permalink) Tue Sep 30, 2008 23:04 pm   what's the British slang for kiss?
 

Because it usually implies kissing (a member of the opposite sex) with relish.

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what's the British slang for kiss? #9 (permalink) Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:09 am   what's the British slang for kiss?
 

MrPedantic wrote:
Because it usually implies kissing (a member of the opposite sex) with relish.

MrP


To whom does it imply that? And which factors allow the implication "kissing a member of the opposite sex"?

What does the word "penetration" (re the sexual act) usually imply?
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what's the British slang for kiss? #10 (permalink) Wed Oct 01, 2008 18:50 pm   what's the British slang for kiss?
 

Molly wrote:
To whom does it imply that?


It usually implies "that" to the people who use or hear the word.

Molly wrote:
And which factors allow the implication "kissing a member of the opposite sex"?


The presence of a member of the opposite sex during the "snog" in question.

Molly wrote:
What does the word "penetration" (re the sexual act) usually imply?


In this context, a very fast worker.

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