First, there was no smoking sociality to speak of along the lines of what has commonly been observed in leisure settings, where striking up a conversation with a stranger over a cigarette is apparently so common it now has its own term: "smirting
." (7) In Vancouver's downtown area, unless several colleagues went outside for a smoke together, it was generally a solitary activity.
WHAT do you call the musical equivalent of smirting
(that's smoking and flirting, or so I'm told)?
Some of the night is spent "smirting
" - flirting in the outside smoking area.
Known as smirting
-- smoking and flirting -- it quickly became a craze "which has swept Ireland since the introduction of the pub and restaurant ban," said the Guardian.
The spectre on our doorsteps is smirting
- flirting for smokers.
- flirting while smoking outside bars and restaurants.
"And then there's all that 'smirting
' - smoking and flirting."
And it may be that the Scottish experience of 'smirting
' - mixing smoking with flirting - takes hold in just such a location.
On this visit, I got the chance to try out the new outdoor dating experience that has flourished since Scotland banned smoking in public places earlier this year, called smirting
A taxi driver told us the practice of 'smirting
' - smoking and flirting - was thriving around Dublin's pub patio heaters.
And I love the new pastime the ban has created - smirting
, the combination of flirting and smoking taking place in doorways.
IT was the decade when smirting
came to the fore and scores of anguished middle-aged males hit the menoporsche.