Osculum Infame

Osculum Infame
Library Shelf Location 34.OSCU
Publication Date 2001
Description The term asskissing as we know it today, i.e. as a description of an act of 'sucking up' to one's superiors and acting a certain way in order to flatter people with the intention of extracting favours from them, originates in the Latin phrase "Osculum Infame" (or "Osculum Obscenum" as it is sometimes also known), the Kiss if Shame, the indecent- or unholy kiss.
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Authors Garbar Eide Einarrsson, Matias Faldbakken
Publisher Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art (NIFCA)
Category Poetry/Verse
Related City/Region Helsinki
Related Country/Global Region Finland
Related Gallery Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art (NIFCA)
Language English

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