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Sunday, January 21, 2007
From An Underworld At War by Donald Thomas: "In the City of London in the thirties, the tired businessman, on his way home, could purchase a kiss and a cuddle from one of the waitresses, provided he paid 2s 6d for his cup of tea. Police officers testified to sounds of 'petting' from behind a screen. When asked to describe the precise sound of petting they were unable to do so."