25 Apr 2008

This is absolutely true. In an important study someone paid for, 18,000 French people were quizzed on the number of times they kiss when they meet a friend. The regional variations are recorded on the map
 
I think you'll agree that the study raises some truly compelling issues. Like, I can sort of understand why the chilly people in Finistere aren't big into snogging, but what's going on with the folks in Deux Sevres? Maybe its some form of protest, but I know where I'd be getting out of on a Saturday night.
 
Seriously, though, on the assumption that the majority of men in Category 4 areas only shake hands on greeting (?, it's not like I care) , does this mean that the correct number of kisses for male/female or female/female encounters is actually 8?
 
And why do they have a Zone 5 in the legend but no corresponding number of kisses on the map?  
 
I'll never understand France.

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