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Re: 'like kissing your sister'

Posted by Bob on December 28, 2003

In Reply to: 'like kissing your sister' posted by Ward on December 28, 2003

: In the US, when we are underwhelmed by the possibliity of doing something, it is said to be like 'kissing your sister' -- meaning that it is no special thing. The antipathy to sister kissing may well be a male orientation in the States. Is it elsewhere?

Specifically, the quote is "a tie is like kissing your sister." A quick tour around Google shows this sports cliche has a very Whole-9-Yard-like authorship. In five minutes I found it attributed to four different American football coaches, each time with unhesitating attribution. Detectives?