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2009-09-13 08:18:12

Concerned about the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, the French government is urging young and old to forego la bise, the light cheek-to-cheek kiss, officials said. La bise is a social greeting instilled in French children from a very young age, CNN reported Sunday. Students are being told to forego la bise


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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