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French lovers, David, 22, and Charlene, 23, exchange a kiss on Valentine’s Day 2011 in front of Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, France. After centuries of lacking a French word for the sloppy Gallic export “to French kiss,” a verb has finally been given its rightful place in the French dictionary. “Galocher,” to kiss with tongues, is among new entries added to the “Petit Robert” 2014 edition, which hits the shops Thursday.

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'French kiss' slips into French dictionary

For centuries, there’s been no official French word for the sloppy Gallic export “to French kiss” — though that certainly hasn’t stopped any citizen from doing so.


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