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I bumped into this comic strip from long ago, which piqued my interest. Does an October kiss constitute something? Is it an autumn tradition, an ancient wizzardry enchantment, an October surprise, or is it just a kiss?

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's literary criticism. Specifically, it's prone to reader response theory of interpretation, where an "October kiss" could mean any number of things. – AmE speaker Jan 8 '18 at 7:37
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    For the entire strip, see peanuts.wikia.com/wiki/October_1970_comic_strips In general there's no special meaning to "an October kiss" as used in the original strip, or in American culture; it's just Snoopy walking around kissing two gals, namely Peppermint Patty (Oct 5) and Lucy (Oct 6). Lucy hates contact with dog saliva, which she equates with rabies. It's an October kiss simply because the strips were originally published in October. Perhaps October (in contrast to, say, February or June) isn't known for being romantic; thus a kiss at the start of autumn night be a nice surprise. – AmE speaker Jan 8 '18 at 7:57
  • *might be (typo) – AmE speaker Jan 8 '18 at 8:36
  • @Clare Also Peanuts usually made somewhat of a fuss over Halloween, with the Great Pumpkin and Linus and all. – Dan Bron Jan 8 '18 at 11:34
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    The phrase "October kiss" in poetical use in Northern climes where deciduous trees change color denotes a kiss that causes a blush. That's it; that's all there is to it. – JEL Jan 10 '18 at 0:28