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Kassi Kiss (was: Kiss (was: Many Words for One Concept (was:InterestingWords)))

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Saturday, November 24, 2001, 18:57
SuomenkieliMaa wrote:
> So, why is kissing odd or even disgusting to Kassi? > If they are not human, what sort of creatures are > they? Interested in hearing...
They're nonhuman. They're avioid beings. They have no concept of pair-bonding, of romantic love. Kissing might exist between, for example, mother and child, but I'm not sure. They'd be confused by kissing, but then again, that would be the least of the many facets of romantic love that would confuse them, they'd simply accept it as something humans often do when they both are in the mental state of "romantic love". :-) I once imagined that if they encountered humans, an encyclopedia entry for "romantic love" might be something like this: Romantic Love: A peculiar mental illness common among humans. It is thought to be related to addiction diseases ... perhaps the oddest thing about this illness is not its symptoms, but rather the humans' attitudes towards it. Most of them see it as a *positive*. Despite the many well-known negatives attached to it (see "heartbreak", "jealousy", "breakup", among others), and the loss of rational thought sometimes associated with romantic pairings, they believe it is an overall good. "If it's a disease, I don't want to be cured" is a common reaction to the mental illness view ... One of the greatest unsolved mysteries of humanology is how the humans managed to achieve so much with such a severe handicap. :-) -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42