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Removal of editing comment[edit]

Why was a valid editing comment just removed, without comment, in this edit? 06:53, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

The comment belonged on the talk page, not in the article. A sniff kiss is where you bring your nose and lips very close, almost touching, to the cheek of someone and sniff him or her. You do not touch with the lips or tongue, but merely give a friendly sniff. Though in fact, you may do a sniff kiss not just on the cheek, but anywhere. The cheek is the most common place, however. —Stephen 08:29, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

OK, that wasn't at all clear. If it's not a kiss, it isn't clear why the word "kiss" is part of the definition. Is there a WP article we can link to? Or just add the above information in parentheses for maximum clarity in this entry. 08:32, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

That’s what it’s called. It’s not a kiss, it’s a sniff kiss. The Western lip-suck kiss seems to be a relatively recent innovation. The sniff kiss is ancient. I think you’ll find a WP mention at w:Spoon. —Stephen 09:13, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
This Thai article really is not the right place to define an English term, but you might research the sniff kiss and write an English definition for it at sniff kiss. That would clarify it. —Stephen 09:19, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

It's still not satisfactory, as there's no link to sniff kiss, and also because the use of quotes ("sniff" kiss) is quite non-standard and confusing. If there is no WP article to link to, the above explanatory information in parenthesis for maximum clarity would be important for our users who are not familiar with Thai culture. I am, but had never heard of this, and find the wording (and strange use of quotes), as it stands now confusing. 09:20, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

No, that’s what I said. You should make an article for sniff kiss and then there will be a link to it. I don’t know why you find the wording or use of quotes confusing. To me they are natural. If there were an article for sniff kiss, then there wouldn’t be any need for the quotes. But I don’t do English articles or English definitions myself. —Stephen 10:13, 16 December 2008 (UTC)