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HOLD ME CLOSER, TINY FRANCER: John Kerry Moves In On French President With Seriously Gay, Drama Queen Hug And Kiss

HOLD ME CLOSER, TINY FRANCER: John Kerry Moves In On French President With Seriously Gay, Drama Queen Hug And Kiss

The TelegraphWhen top US diplomat John Kerry rushed towards the French president, arms open, to warmly embrace him on Friday, what followed was a cringeworthy culture clash that has befuddled many a visitor to France.

The French are just not that into hugging.

Kerry had given fair warning to his French counterparts that some American-style affection was on the cards.

“My visit to France is basically to share a big hug for Paris and express the affection of the American people for France and for our friends there who have been through a terrible time,” he said on the eve of his trip.

The phrase alone sparked confusion in the media who struggled to pin down a translation for the word hug.

There is “calin”, which is more akin to a cuddle and unlikely to be shared between anyone except lovers or parents and their children. Other words or phrases are typically more romantic-sounding.

Most eventually settled on the cooler sounding “accolade”. Keep reading


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