The sniff Kiss

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The sniff Kiss

Post by bucknaked » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:59 am

dont ya love this?

A few years back I spent time with one of the gorgeous bar girls from Snookie, it was a real relaxed GF experience, I thought it strange she did this sniffing thing
I've currently got a Malaysian GF in Australia and I've just noticed she also does this occasionally

Maybe it's an Asian thing in general....I like

https://tastythailand.com/the-sniff-kis ... n-a-breath
Even the ugly ones
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Re: The sniff Kiss

Post by hanno » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:56 am

Yes, it is an Asian thing. Done in Vietnam and Thailand as well. Or maybe ladies just don't want to kiss you.
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Re: The sniff Kiss

Post by explorer » Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:06 am

I have seen 2 sisters, supposedly never been kissed, one kissed one way, the other kissed the other way, when they kissed babies. I felt like asking one if she had had a boyfriend, but I didnt.
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Re: The sniff Kiss

Post by Arget » Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:15 am

Does anyone know the origin of the sniff kiss.?
I am interested in the story. I understand women sniffing a new baby for the smell but not with adults.
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Re: The sniff Kiss

Post by bucknaked » Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:56 am

Or maybe ladies just don't want to kiss you.
lol good point, they do kiss the normal way as well though

I can imagine doing it to a Westerner woman and she would be offended
Even the ugly ones
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Re: The sniff Kiss

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:43 am

yeah its a South East Asian thing, love it

the Khmer word ថើប - Therb, means "Sniff" (as in sniffing a flower) and "Kiss" and the word used for a "Sniff Kiss"
in the Dictionary the word ថើប is described as - "by touching someone's cheek with one's nose and sniffing; now used in the western sense"

ខ្សឺត - Ksert is another word used for the "sniff kiss"
or as the dictionary says - sniff; to kiss (in the Cambodian manner by placing the nose against the cheek and sniffing).

both words used a lot in this song "Therb oun mouy Ksert" (give me one (sniff) kiss)


បងអើយអឺយបង សូមបងថើបអូនមួយខ្សឺត
Bong Ery Ury Bong, Som Bong Therb Oun Mouy Ksert
Oh Bong Oh Bong, Please Bong kiss me one "sniff kiss"

បងអើយអឺយបង សូមបងថើបអូនតាមចិត្ត
Bong Ery Ury Bong, Som Bong Therb Oun Tam Jet
Oh Bong Oh Bong, Please Bong kiss me if you wish

មានតែរូបបងដែលអូនប្រគល់ជីវិត
Mean Tae Rub Bong Dael Oun Brokol Jivit
I have only you that i give my life

ប្រគល់ទាំងស្នេហ៍ទាំងចិត្ត
Brokol Teang Snei Teang Jet
And give all my love and all feelings

ថើបមកថើបមកកុំគិត
Terb Mok Terb Mok Kom Kit
Come kiss, come kiss and don't think


មេត្តាអាណិតឈប់ខឹងទៅបង
Metta Anet Chhop Kung Tov Bong
Forgive me and stop feeling angry Bong

មេត្តាអាណិតឈប់ខឹងទៅបង
Metta Anet Chhop Kung Tov Bong
Forgive me and stop feeling angry Bong

បងអើយអឺយបង ពីដើមមិនឱ្យថើបមែន
Bong Ery Ury Bong, Pii Derm Min Aoy Terb Men
Oh Bong Oh Bong, indeed before i didnt allow you to kiss

បងកុំច្រណែនសង្ស័យថាអូនមានថ្មី
Bong Kom Chronaen Sangsaey Tha Oun Mean Thmey
Bong don't be jealous and suspect that i have someone new

ព្រោះអូននៅក្មេងអូនអៀនអូនខ្លាច អូនភ័យ
Pruah Oun Nov Kmeng Oun Eun Oun Klach Oun Phaey
Because i'm still young, i'm shy, i'm afraid and i'm scared

មិនទាន់ដឹងចិត្តចរណៃ ឥឡូវដឹងហើយណាថ្លៃ
Min Toan Dung Jet Jornai, Alov Dung Hery Na Thlai
I didn't know you yet, but now i know you already dear

ព្រហ្មចារីទុកជូនបង ព្រហ្មចារីទុកជូនបង
Prum Charey Tuk Jun Bong, Prum Charey Tuk Jun Bong
So my virginity I save and give to you, virginity I save and give to you...
:tophat: Mean Dtuk Mean Trei, Mean Loy Mean Srey
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Re: The sniff Kiss

Post by davegorman » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:54 am

explorer wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:06 am
I have seen 2 sisters, supposedly never been kissed, one kissed one way, the other kissed the other way, when they kissed babies. I felt like asking one if she had had a boyfriend, but I didnt.
I do love your anecdotes. Very interesting.
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Re: The sniff Kiss

Post by explorer » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:09 pm

I would like to know whether historically that is the only way they kissed.

They dont kiss in front of other people, only in private.

Before the time of TV, they would not have seen it on TV.

They may never have seen the other way. All they would have seen is how people kiss babies.
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Re: The sniff Kiss

Post by Arget » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:19 pm

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:43 am
yeah its a South East Asian thing, love it

the Khmer word ថើប - Therb, means "Sniff" (as in sniffing a flower) and "Kiss" and the word used for a "Sniff Kiss"
in the Dictionary the word ថើប is described as - "by touching someone's cheek with one's nose and sniffing; now used in the western sense"

ខ្សឺត - Ksert is another word used for the "sniff kiss"
or as the dictionary says - sniff; to kiss (in the Cambodian manner by placing the nose against the cheek and sniffing).

both words used a lot in this song "Therb oun mouy Ksert" (give me one (sniff) kiss)


.
Thanks Jamie. The first time i experienced "it" I had to give myself a sniff test as I thought maybe I had bad breath or something.
Now I appreciate the feeling. =@
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Re: The sniff Kiss

Post by davegorman » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:17 pm

We have been doing that sniff kiss for centuries. Well I do anyway.
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