Do you (or someone you know) smack when eating?

@hdjohnson (2981)
United States
October 25, 2008 11:28am CST
I used to smack when eating as a young child. For those that are not familiar with the term smack (it simply means to make noise while you're eating, using by habit of chewing your food partically with your mouth open) As a young child it was a subconscious thing that I wasn't aware of until one of my older brothers pointed it out to me. I don't anymore and I've pointed it out to my own children who used to do it as well. How about you, do you find it annoying when people smack while eating? Do you even notice other people smacking? If you haven't noticed before, and you noticed within the next few days, please respond and let us know do you think it is irrating to hear?
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5 responses
• United States
25 Oct 08
i can't say offhand i know anybody,but a kid i went to school with made loud "yummy" type noises when he ate.the poor kid all the other ones in the lunchroom made fun of him.i don't think he was even aware he was doing it.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
25 Oct 08
It is really bad how us kids can say all sorts of things as we are young. I bet that kid didn't like the mistreatment by the other children as well.
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• United States
25 Oct 08
no..he got up and moved. but then they teased him out of the lunchroom too.
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
25 Oct 08
I don't do it but I have been around people who have and I just wanted to kill them.. No more, it is driving me crazy.. I wil probably notice it more now that you have brought it up..
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
25 Oct 08
Opps, sorry about that. LoL!
@cynthiann (18687)
• Jamaica
25 Oct 08
MY MOTHER WOULD HAVE SMACKED US AROUND THE HEAD IF WE MADE ANY NOISE WHEN EATING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe it is a culture thing. I grew up in the U.K.where it was considered disgusting to make any noise when eating. I can't stand it myself when people make animal noises when eating and I am already training my two year old twin grandchildren to close their moths whilst eating.(They live with me) Mother would be proud of me!
@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
25 Oct 08
Wait a second, your mom too? Did our mothers know each other? I wonder how many other's mothers do this?
@Shar19 (8237)
• United States
25 Oct 08
I always thought it was just people chewing their food like cows, with their mouths open. I always tell my kids to close their mouths when chewing. It's so annoying and disgusting to see anyone eat with their mouths open. Not to mention bad manners.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
25 Oct 08
I agree about the bad manners.
• United States
26 Oct 08
I don't think I do. I think I'm pretty quiet when eating. However, my mother smacks her lips when eating and sometimes it just drives me crazy. I do end up pointing it out to her sometimes and I think that frustrates her sometimes, but really, I hate being somewhere and trying to eat and hearing nothing but 'smack, smack, smack' everytime she chews. Other than my mother, I don't know anyone else that smacks their lips when eating.