Jul 6

Kissing Day

Midnight Kiss
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"You must remember this
A kiss is just a kiss
A sigh is just a sigh
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by"

~ As Time Goes By, Herman Hupfeld, 1931

The word "kiss" is from the Old English word cyssan (from the proto-Germanic kussijanan or kuss), thought to be an example of onomatopoeia, based on the sound kissing can make. The science of kissing is called philematology,  and the scientists who make their careers out of this study are called osculologists! Romantic kissing is not a cultural universal. Osculologist researchers studied 168 cultures and found evidence of romantic kissing in only 77 societies, or 46 percent, but none in 91 others! Kissing has even been semi-regulated in the past - some arcane laws still on the books in the United States include an antiquated one in Indiana making it is illegal for men with mustaches "to habitually kiss human beings." And in Hartford, Connecticut, men are apparently prohibited from kissing their wives on Sundays! S.W.A.K. 💋💋💋 XXX

The word "kiss" is from the Old English word cyssan (from the proto-Germanic kussijanan or kuss), which is thought to be based on the sound kissing can make.

The science of kissing is called philematology,  and the scientists who make their careers out of this study are called osculologists.

This tartan, designed by Carol A.L. Martin, includes the color Carmine, a favorite ingredient for lip coloring over the centuries, famously used by Cleopatra. 

For a montage of movie kisses, see the famous last scene from the award-winning classic 1988 Italian film, Cinema Paradiso, in which the main character, a fatherless boy in post-war Italy, now grown and a successful film maker, returns to the village of his youth, and touchingly discovers a reel of all of the romantic scenes the village priest had ordered cut from post-war movies shown at the town theater, all saved and spliced together by the projectionist, Alfredo, who had befriended him in his youth.

Officially registered tartan graphics on this site courtesy of The Scottish Tartans Authority.  Other tartans from talented tartan artists may also be featured.

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