Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Чем выше любовь, тем ниже поцелуи

A line of a popular Russian song goes, "The less the love, the more the kisses".

I ask those who have experienced being in a relationship: is this true?

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Blogger one who wounded Odysseus and Gawain and others... said...

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Wed Jun 11, 08:05:00 am 2008  
Blogger one who wounded Odysseus and Gawain and others... said...

the ^higher^ the love, the ^lower^ the kisses

Wed Jun 11, 08:07:00 am 2008  
Blogger Karen said...

I don't know, Constantine-- not sure what the expression really means.

Thu Jun 12, 01:57:00 am 2008  
Blogger one who wounded Odysseus and Gawain and others... said...

to Karen:
it's a cynical (contemporary) russian saying. which means something like: the more elevated talk of love there is among the two, the more it implies sex, sex and more sex :)

Kos, correct me if i m wrong.

Sat Jun 14, 11:48:00 pm 2008  
Blogger Karen said...

That's what I figured it might mean. :-P Thanks!

Thu Jun 19, 09:47:00 pm 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am afraid you are wrong. It indeed translates as 'the higher the love the lower the kisses' but it means that the stronger the bond between two people, the more oral sex that gets performed.

Sun Apr 11, 04:54:00 pm 2010  
Blogger one who wounded Odysseus and Gawain and others... said...

Well, not too far off the mark anyway. I wasn't too worried about the details (that aren't made explicit anyhow, so it should be open to slightly more free interpretations than this, particularly given the "high" vs "low" juxtaposition which in Russian is very specifically understood as "nobility" vs "villainy": низкий, низость - viciousness, villainy. thus "high love" has to also mean noble/pure love, rather than just the strong bond. IMHO.)

Sun Apr 11, 06:19:00 pm 2010  

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