See? I Told You Learning Latin is Sexy!

Interesting article about kissing in today’s New York Times. Writer Joshua Foer notes that the ancient Romans distinguished among three kinds of kisses:

the friendly oscula, the loving basia and the passionate suavia.

Another Latin kiss-word he didn’t mention: morsiuncula, a kind of kiss that involves “biting with the lips.” (This last word is a linguistic relative of the English term for that “bite” you might feel later if you’re now regretting that kiss: remorse.)

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