I found MissManners!
Posted by Marie B on March 11, 1998 at 20:01:00:
In response to Don't remember where I heard.........., written by Marie B on March 11, 1998 at 19:44:35
According to "Miss Manners' Guide for the Turn of the Millenium":............a gentleman who kisses the air above a matron's hand (never an unmarried girl"s) in the european equivalent of a handshake........."
The book was copyrighted in 1990. I don't know if the protocol has changed in the last 150 years.
(by the way the correct response from the lady is to nod her head pleasantly and smile.)
- I've also heard... Ann 16:46:00 3/15/98 (5)
- Kissing a Lady's hand May 20:52:48 3/11/98 (1)
- Male hand being kissed, etc... The Mysterious H.C. 00:42:00 3/12/98 (0)
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