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When someone would say:

Ein Küsschen in Ehren kann niemand verwehren.

"No one can deny a light kiss in honorific way" — is that its exact definition?
Is it sarcasm? When would someone usually say it?

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    Nobody would say this nowadays. It is understood as sexism. There is an other more common similar: Ein Gläschen in Ehren kann niemand verwehren. – Thomas Jan 5 '17 at 17:33
  • Oh! thanks @Thomas ! so it has been abolished! good to know and not use it in my text messages. – Armin Jan 5 '17 at 17:36
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    I first thought was: "Ferrero Küsschen" has a new advertisment. Their advertisment slogan is "Guten Freunden gibt man ein Küsschen" – Iris Jan 5 '17 at 18:35
  • Thanks @Iris! do you know whether the mentioned proverb is abolished now or not? – Armin Jan 5 '17 at 18:39
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    @Thomas As with all things that may be sexist, it depends who you’re saying it to. (And, as Iris mentioned, whether the chocolate is meant or an actual kiss.) I wouldn’t call it ‘abolished’. – Jan Jan 5 '17 at 19:25
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It is definitively not sarcastic, it is more a humorous proverb that is said to come from the 17th century as you can read in this link (german).

The translation is: a light kiss can / should not be denied.

It is said with a twinkle in your eye that says: Come on, who can say no to a "little" kiss...

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    Should or could. You can be both the offering and the receiving party imho. – Jan Jan 5 '17 at 19:26

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