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Die Leipziger sind nicht so etepetete wie die New Yorker, die einen vorm Knutschen drei Minuten mit Listerine gurgeln lassen

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Süddeutsche Zeitung
New Yorkers, who let you gargle with Listerine for three minutes before making out