France has always had a reputation for passion and romance, and we all think of French kissing as a passionate act from this country. But there hasn’t been a word in the French language to describe the act of French kissing… until now!
The word, Galocher, pronounced ‘Ga-losh-ay,’ is the new word – literally meaning to ‘kiss with tongues’ and it will be included in the 2014 edition of Le Petit Robert dictionary, which hits the shops on 1 August. The word has been used in the UK for centuries and is believed to have been introduced by soldiers returning home from Europe, after World War I.
Laurence Laporte, of the Robert publishing house said,
“We always had many expressions to describe ‘French-kissing’, like ‘kissing at length in the mouth’, but it’s true, we’ve never had one single word”.
Well…they do now….ooh la la!