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Re: Kissing the hand (baise-main)
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2011, 06:29:49 AM »
My mother, who was in the diplomatic scene in Brussels in the late '60s, where hand-kissing was quite usual amongst the continental diplomats, became something of a connaisseur of various styles.  She said the French tended to go for the sort of 'air kiss' Gerta describes where the lips didn't meet the hand, Germans and Austrians did a faint brush of the lips, but the Belgians went for a hearty smack of the lips! 

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Re: Kissing the hand (baise-main)
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2011, 03:07:22 PM »
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« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2011, 02:49:41 PM »
'' It used to be all girls without clothes. Now itís all clothes with no girls. Pity.''

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« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2011, 12:29:08 AM »
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Re: Kissing the hand (baise-main)
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2012, 02:50:26 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG2Hec_8Vzc&feature=plcp

I noticed at about the 2:58 mark that Alexandra is wearing only a single glove.  After the train disembarkment the footage transitions to the IF walking down an outdoor flight of stairs; all of the females are wearing only one glove.  Does this have to do with handkissing or is something going on that I know nothing about?
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Re: Kissing the hand (baise-main)
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2012, 03:22:33 PM »


I noticed at about the 2:58 mark that Alexandra is wearing only a single glove.  After the train disembarkment the footage transitions to the IF walking down an outdoor flight of stairs; all of the females are wearing only one glove.  Does this have to do with handkissing or is something going on that I know nothing about?
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I don't if it applies or not but I know that when shaking someone's hand it is common to remove the glove of the joining hands.
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Re: Kissing the hand (baise-main)
« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2012, 03:18:51 AM »

I noticed at about the 2:58 mark that Alexandra is wearing only a single glove.  After the train disembarkment the footage transitions to the IF walking down an outdoor flight of stairs; all of the females are wearing only one glove.  Does this have to do with handkissing or is something going on that I know nothing about?

I don't if it applies or not but I know that when shaking someone's hand it is common to remove the glove of the joining hands.

This question was responded to in this interesting post:

http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=715.msg86590#msg86590

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Re: Kissing the hand (baise-main)
« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2012, 01:15:22 PM »



I don't if it applies or not but I know that when shaking someone's hand it is common to remove the glove of the joining hands.


I should probably add that this may have been only in the case of men.
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