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Only the foxes kiss goodnight

Posted by Lewis on September 23, 2005

In Reply to: Only the foxes kiss goodnight posted by James Briggs on September 20, 2005

: : : My anthropology professor is German and I've heard him use this phrase only a handful of times. He talks about the landscape and then refers it to a place where "only the foxes kiss goodnight". I tried to google it but nothing came up. Any clues on how this got to be a phrase?

: : It may be a phrase in German, but it is not a known English phrase.

: My German wife doesn't recognise this as a German phrase. Mark you, she has lived in England for more than 50 years!

that's a rather pleasant turn of phrase - perhaps it was a localised country saying for uninhabited land.