19th century gobs
Posted by Marie Bernadette on April 15, 1998 at 15:48:36:
In response to But did they really have kissing back then?, written by Greg on April 13, 1998 at 20:31:13
but would you get near someone's mouth back then unless it was an emergency - even a rich gentleman's?
They did have toothbrushes back then (although often just one for the whole family) and people have chewed mint leaves for centuries to freshen breath (chewing mint leaves is actually pretty effective, too); also, they were not as particular as we have been conditioned to be today.
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