Origin of the term French kiss
The term French kiss dates back at least to the 1920s. I think it has something to do with the specific culture of France in the roaring 20s. The States had the Great Gatsby and decadence expressed in materialism, while the French had a decadence expressed as a culture of passion, during the 1920s. To be French was to be passionate, oh la la etc. French kiss.
The above is the popular idea of how French kiss was started. However, I have another theory about the term French Kiss. The term might have started during the colonial wars of the 1700s when many idioms and expressions like French kiss, came about as the English looked for ways to put down the French.
at 12:50 AM on Aug. 27, 2010