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omtatsat 08.11.2019 08:25

Do you do it?
 
The Swiss three kiss "greeting". And should one first kiss on the right cheek of the other or the left or is there no fixed rule to this " pecking"?

Sandgrounder 08.11.2019 08:32

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Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 3118230)
The Swiss three kiss "greeting". And should one first kiss on the right cheek of the other or the left or is there no fixed rule to this " pecking"?

You normally shake hands with the right so it naturally falls that you lean left for the peck on the cheek. Going to the right would feel weird plus, with the unexpected swerve, you might end up clashing lips. The horror!

omtatsat 08.11.2019 08:33

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Originally Posted by Sandgrounder (Post 3118232)
You normally shake hands with the right so it naturally falls that you lean left for the peck on the cheek. Going to the right would feel weird plus, with the unexpected swerve, you might end up clashing lips. The horror!

Yes clashed once. But I think she did it on purpose. And she was was not Swiss

John_H 08.11.2019 09:12

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The rules are strange ..
Men/Men always shake hands, in the pub, in the street, at work.. That bit is simple.
Men/Ladies don't do either fake kiss or shake hands at work.
Men/Ladies shake hands at first but when exactly does that get promoted to the fake kiss?
Ladies/Ladies anything goes.

McTAVGE 08.11.2019 09:15

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Definitely left first! Then you cross the border to France where it's only two and you're left kissing air on your left hand side, feeling like a Pantomime Button!:D

omtatsat 08.11.2019 09:17

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Originally Posted by John_H (Post 3118243)
The rules are strange ..
Men/Men always shake hands, in the pub, in the street, at work.. That bit is simple.
Men/Ladies don't do either fake kiss or shake hands at work.
Men/Ladies shake hands at first but when exactly does that get promoted to the fake kiss?
Ladies/Ladies anything goes.

Basically what you say is all wrong.
Men /men kiss:D
Men/ladies shake hands and kiss at work

Just wondering what we did in Australia? Just get right on with it?

meloncollie 08.11.2019 09:22

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It's flu season. And I've already suffered through round one.

The three kisses are on hiatus until spring.

omtatsat 08.11.2019 09:24

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Originally Posted by meloncollie (Post 3118247)
It's flu season. And I've already suffered through round one.

The three kisses are on hiatus until spring.


Good way to lose all your friends. " dont touch me you are full of bacteria"!

meloncollie 08.11.2019 09:30

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Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 3118248)
Good way to lose all your friends. " dont touch me you are full of bacteria"!

Au contraire - it's the way to keep my friends. And keep them healthy.

I don't want to pass my flu germs on to them.

Today only 08.11.2019 10:00

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Three for the pretty ones, two for the ugly ones :D

curley 08.11.2019 10:10

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I try to avoid it by getting a very stiff right arm when shaking hands with someone who shows signs of closing up. :D

My skin is so sensitive, I've managed to get a rash from even those little pecks by woman's cheap make-up. Okay, the 'cheap' is my interpretation.

From people I like I love a good hug. :)

Patxi 08.11.2019 10:33

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Just so we're clear. Looker's left first (i.e. right cheek to right cheek)? I would hate to think that I've been doing it incorrectly all these years.

curley 08.11.2019 11:46

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Originally Posted by Patxi (Post 3118264)
Just so we're clear. Looker's left first (i.e. right cheek to right cheek)? I would hate to think that I've been doing it incorrectly all these years.

You would have noticed, had you done it wrong - it tends to get really awkward in that case :D

st2lemans 08.11.2019 11:49

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The kisses aren't fake.

Tom

Urs Max 08.11.2019 11:57

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Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 3118230)
The Swiss three kiss "greeting".

No!

(with very few exceptions)

omtatsat 08.11.2019 12:03

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Originally Posted by curley (Post 3118260)
I try to avoid it by getting a very stiff right arm when shaking hands with someone who shows signs of closing up. :D

My skin is so sensitive, I've managed to get a rash from even those little pecks by woman's cheap make-up. Okay, the 'cheap' is my interpretation.

From people I like I love a good hug. :)

Yes I can understand that. You are a very sensitive person

Belgianmum 08.11.2019 12:13

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Originally Posted by McTAVGE (Post 3118244)
Definitely left first! Then you cross the border to France where it's only two and you're left kissing air on your left hand side, feeling like a Pantomime Button!:D

Unless youíre in Lyon where itís four.
You can imagine how long it took us to say hello to everyone if we arrived last at a party when we were living there.

Blueangel 08.11.2019 12:21

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My only awkwardness is when I'm in Greece and instinctively go for the third peck when Greeks do two.

omtatsat 08.11.2019 13:22

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Originally Posted by Belgianmum (Post 3118316)
Unless youíre in Lyon where itís four.
You can imagine how long it took us to say hello to everyone if we arrived last at a party when we were living there.

Wow!. If it's four then one is already in bed:wave::wave::wave:

olygirl 08.11.2019 15:05

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I hug good friends...it's far warmer and personal. And the Swiss love it.


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