New York, May 31 (ANI): After centuries of lacking a word for "French kiss," a verb has finally been given its rightful place in the French dictionary.
The one-word verb "galocher" - to kiss with tongues - is among new entries added to the "Petit Robert" 2014 French dictionary, the New York Daily News reported.
It may surprise many that France is only just linguistically embracing the popular pastime.
Yet Laurence Laporte of the Robert publishing house said that it's just the way language evolves.
"We always had many expressions to describe 'French-kissing,' like 'kissing at length in the mouth,' but it's true, we've never had one single word," she said.
Laporte said "galocher" was a slang term that's been around for a while "but only now is it being officially recognized in a French dictionary." (ANI)