Is that like a kiss on the cheek?

If I had written this back in the day, I’d be in a peck of trouble:

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Today, it seems that the management at Yahoo! Style are quite tolerant of mistakes made by writers and editors. So when a writer describes a “left peck,” was she referring to a kiss on Matt’s left cheek? And which left cheek would that be?

Or is the writer unfamiliar with the origin of the word? Does she not know that it’s short for pectoral muscle, and therefore it’s just a pec?


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