Who taught: Kara and Jake
In everyday life here in the U.S., I hear a lot of words I had never even seen when I was studying English in Korea. I am very positive it is because my focus of the study was literary English.
So, I would say colloquial English can be a whole different animal for you to experience once you live in a English-speaking country.
Maybe it is only me. But, many of those words used colloquially sound very funny.
A few days ago, it was Jake’s birthday. Well, that’s what Facebook told me. On his timeline, Kara said, “Bday smooch!”
I thought to myself, “Hmm… smooch. that sounds funny. What does it mean?” One of the things I do when I hear or see a new word is try not to look it up before I really think about what it could mean.
My guess with regard to this word was that it is simply a way to call your close friend. You know, like “dude” or “buddy.”
Being pretty positive about my guess, I also wrote on Jake’s timeline, “Happy Bday smooch! What’s smooch?”
I know what you guys are thinking now. What a mistake! Two days ago, I caught up with my friends including Jake and he asked for me to actually smooch him. Of course, I did not. Get your mind out of the gutter! Can you guess what it means? Let me give you a hint. It is an onomatopoeic word, I believe. So, when would you hear the sound that is very similar to “smooch.” Too hard? All right, here is another hint. Think about your lips when you kiss your boy friend or girl friend very loudly with a lot of love. Now, you get it?
It simply means “a loud kiss” or “to kiss loudly.”
Let me tell you again to make sure there is no misunderstanding. I did not smooch Jake. One suggestion for you! Why don’t you smooch your loved one today? When you do, pay attention to the sound. That may help you to remember the word.
Have fun, guys, smooching!