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Tuesday, 4 December 2007

les bises

In the book (p. 11) I put the French down for two air-kisses to the cheek as their style of greeting, but now it seems from a new survey that this might not be the whole picture. In Paris and central France I'm right: but up in the north, from Normandy across to the Belgian border, les bises habitually consists of four pecks on the cheek; while in the south-east, apparently, they go for trois.