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10 August 2003 @ 01:15 am
Hmmmmmm....  

"Kreacher wasn't quite as devoted to him as to my mother, but I still caught him snogging a pair of my father's old trousers last week." --Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Bloomsbury, London, page 108.

All this time I'd though snogging meant "making kissyface." Although ... I guess we Colonials will sometimes refer to that sort of thing as "stealing a kiss"....

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A monstrous ramblingbibliofile on August 10th, 2003 12:41 am (UTC)
Are you reading a book printed for a US audience or a British one?

I expect that, in the context of person + inanimate object, snogging could translate to something like holding said object to one's face. (Too large an Ewww! potential for me to want to know much more than that.)
Fred A Levy Haskellfredcritter on August 11th, 2003 12:32 am (UTC)
It's the British edition of the latest Harry Potter book, so I must presume it's intended for the British audience.

Now that you've commented and I've had a second look, it could very well be that Kreacher (a house elf) was indeed hugging and kissing the trousers.... (Ewww! is right!)
Alisonbohemiancoast on September 23rd, 2003 04:34 am (UTC)
That's exactly the implication.