Posted by JW on April 13, 1998 at 04:52:04:
In response to Prepare yourself for public kissing (gasp!), written by The Mysterious H.C. on April 12, 1998 at 21:37:40
] ] kissing in public is verbotten, and ladies and gentlemen don't kiss unless they're at least engaged
] The second point is certainly true, and the first point is sort of true, but was not totally without exceptions....
JW: The kissing in public shown was at Portsmouth, and therefore presumably with sailors either departing or coming ashore--which would not provide a precedent for polite society!
There is also a scandalous (!) story about Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, a passionate Whig partisan, who is supposed to have swapped kisses for votes in an early 19th century election. But showing affection in public was generally regarded as a bit low-rent.
- Kissing in Portsmouth The Mysterious H.C. 19:14:40 4/13/98 (17)
- But how's it done in Highbury? Greg 20:14:54 4/13/98 (15)
- in the country... P. Bingham 20:34:03 4/13/98 (14)
- Prudes Marie Bernadette 15:55:41 4/15/98 (0)
- If a tree falls in the forest(historically speaking)... Greg 20:58:04 4/13/98 (12)
- The fallen tree Caroline 21:09:36 4/13/98 (11)
- Kiss the bride Tineke 04:23:16 4/15/98 (1)
- Not just in American movies MB 17:18:40 4/20/98 (0)
- Kiss the bride The Mysterious H.C. 11:37:23 4/14/98 (0)
- I suppose. But they should have at least LOOKED embarassed(NFM) Greg 21:38:03 4/13/98 (7)
- But why? P. Bingham 23:32:00 4/13/98 (6)
- Two answers for the price of one... Greg 22:03:06 4/14/98 (5)
- Rules are meant to be broken... P. Bingham 19:43:45 4/13/98 (0)
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