You are a very fun word. I discovered you recently while reading Jennifer Murdley's Toad by Bruce Coville to my kids. I'd read it several times when I was little, but apparently never bothered to look up the definition of the word osculatory. One of the chapter titles was: Osculatory Experiments. For those of you who took Latin, you will undoubtedly know right away what this means.
Osculate - (verb) "to kiss"
osculated, osculating, osculation (noun), osculatory (adjective)
"Kiss" is one of those words that doesn't have a whole lot of synonyms, and I'm huge on synonyms. I love finding a variety of words to use so that I'm not using the same word over and over again.
However, I don't think there will ever be a way that I'll be able to use you seriously, dear Osculate. You may be fun, but you are awkward and clumsy. Besides that, you remind me of two particular words mashed together and it doesn't paint a very pretty picture in my head.
Someone Who Likes Words
*For fun: What's the best/weirdest sentence you can think of to use "osculate" or a form of it? I jotted several down in my personal journal after discovering the word, because it was fun and sounded so weird to me. (I've mentioned I'm a giant nerd, right?) ;)