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Thread: A question on "smacking"

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    Default A question on "smacking"

    So I'm nearly finished with Si Klegg and his Pard, and there are two passages where he, I assume, kisses his sweetheart and it is told as a "smack" that is as loud as a pistol shot.

    What kind of kissing was going on that makes such a loud noise?

    Was the radio caricaturization of a kiss a real thing back then?

    Steve
    Steve Sheldon

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    Been a while since I read it, but I remember thinking that he gave her a solid smack (hit) on the arm. Rather a strange way to greet your beloved, but given Si's awkwardness with females, and that he had just arrived home from the army (where such things were likely common among the guys)...

    Just my interpretation on it.

    Calum
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    A smack is a loud kiss. Your auntie with the with the mustache? That's the sound that she made when she'd kiss you as a kid.

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