Will you lick to the envelope?

envelope - lick the envelope
@youless (94744)
Guangzhou, China
April 16, 2009 8:51am CST
Some people may have the habit of licking the envelope. How about you? I have never licked any envelope because I don't think it's clean. I prefer to use glue and it is also convenient. Today I watched a TV program and it is terrified to know that the envelop will have cockroach's eggs. So if you have this habit, it is better to avoid it.
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@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
22 Apr 09
no i dont lick the envelop..there is no glue in the envelop so we have to put paste on it..or tape it..
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@youless (94744)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Apr 09
I agree with you.
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
17 Apr 09
I don't have to lick the envelope, I just press the send button and it goes where ever I send it. Actually we do use envelopes though only rarely and yes, we do lick them, but we keep ours in a ziplock bag.
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@youless (94744)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 09
Thanks for your response.
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• Hong Kong
17 Apr 09
hehe, you have a sense of humour. Yes, really! Today we send emails more often, using envelopes occasionally.
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@hanah87 (1846)
• Malaysia
14 May 09
I dont have this bad habit.I will lick envelope that i must post if i do not have a gum.Sometimes i get rush and must hurry so i dont have a time to search a gum.That's why i need to lick my envelope sometimes.I will never do it after this.Thank you for your information.
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@youless (94744)
• Guangzhou, China
15 May 09
Good for you
• China
8 May 09
Cockroch's eggs can be found on the envelop?It sounds terrible.Thank you for telling us about this.I will tell my family and friends.For me,I don't lick the envelop either,just as you,I use glue.But I used to lick the stamps.Did the TV program say somthing about the stamps? I want to know whether the stampts have cockroach's eggs or not.Thank you.Have a nice day!
@youless (94744)
• Guangzhou, China
8 May 09
The TV didn't mention the stamps, but I am afraid somewhat it will have the virus on the stamp. Just use glue to stick it.
@shemah (841)
• Malaysia
8 May 09
I used to lick envelopes when i was younger (in my teens), but i don't anymore. LOL! God knows what chemicals in it or how many hands it has passed through. So I am with you on the glue.. I saw my son licking an envelope once and I went berserk! LOL! At that moment, I truly felt like a mom. LOL!
@youless (94744)
• Guangzhou, China
8 May 09
You are right.
• United States
8 May 09
I always lick the stamps.Hallmark cards have envrlopes that are flavoried.They are fun to lick.
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@youless (94744)
• Guangzhou, China
8 May 09
Perhaps it is better to avoid it next time.
• United States
23 Apr 09
If it's just a few envelopes I've always licked the flap. However, after reading your post, I think I'll stop that habit.
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@youless (94744)
• Guangzhou, China
23 Apr 09
It's better to stop it.
@jheLaichie (4439)
• Philippines
22 Apr 09
yeah!!! ew! anyway when im still in younger years i really used to lick them... but now?1 no way!!!
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@youless (94744)
• Guangzhou, China
23 Apr 09
Good for you that you got rid of this habit.
@gxyywhyzy (450)
• China
17 Apr 09
It's really terrible.many of these kinds,such as children's toys,have much more bad things.I should tell my son about this.
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@youless (94744)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 09
It is better to keep alert.
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@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
17 Apr 09
Hi, youless. I do not lick envelopes because aside from being unsanitary, it tickles my tongue in an unpleasant way. It's the first time I heard about the possibility of an envelope having cockroach's eggs but, yes, it does makes sense. And, mind you, not only cockroach's eggs. It can have rat's waste, etc. Have a nice day!
@youless (94744)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 09
And licking the envelope will have the possibility to cut your tongue. It is very horrible.
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@mapuang (612)
• Philippines
17 Apr 09
i dont like licking the envelope i use glue to close it so that i know its really close unlike if you lick it. to those people have a habit like this stop uit right now before its too late...
@youless (94744)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 09
I think so.
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• China
17 Apr 09
I think you are right, I agree with you
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@youless (94744)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 09
Thank you
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@jlamela (4909)
• Philippines
17 Apr 09
Yes, before, I used to lick when sealing an envelope.LOL! But now I have to use a past of water because of the danger of acquiring diseases through the envelope, so I am now discarding that habit of licking.
@youless (94744)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 09
It is a good change
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• India
17 Apr 09
No, I would never lick an envelope. Previously I would use liquid gum but as you said, the glue stick is much better so I use that now thought its trifle expensive. If nothing else, I would seal the envelope with cello tape but licking I could never do…also you know its quite risky. I mean the amount of gum they put may not be sufficient and with the handling of the post office or courier people, the contents may actually come out. So its better to be safe than sorry. And yes, the glue stick is much hygienic too.
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@youless (94744)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 09
I totally agree with you.
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@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
17 Apr 09
I will only if Im out of scotch tape lol
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@youless (94744)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 09
Thanks for your response.
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@ellovire (409)
17 Apr 09
i do not lick the envelope. why should i? there are a lot of ways to stick it. use a paste, a glue or any adhesive. or drop a small amount of water in the adhesive and stick it. i would rather do these things than lick it.
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@youless (94744)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 09
You are right. There is no need to lick the envelope.
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@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
17 Apr 09
I used to lick the envelope till someone sent me an article concerning licking the envelope. The article even had photos on it showing this person's tongue - he/she licked the envelop and didn't realize it got cut by the paper till a few days later and it swell and he/she went for operation...horrible...so from that day onwards I never licked an envelope but put gum on it. Besides I find that putting gum on the envelope seals the letter more secure.
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@youless (94744)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 09
Yeah, that's quite horrible and I watched it from TV last night.
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@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
17 Apr 09
Lucky that I don't have the habit of licking the envelope. Usually I will use water or maybe glue.
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@youless (94744)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 09
That's good
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
17 Apr 09
I normally get my fingers wet, then wet the glue on the envelope. If I am in a hurry, I will go ahead and just lick it. I doubt that they are as clean as we'd like them to be, but it hasn't killed me yet.
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@youless (94744)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 09
But it won't be bad to be much more careful in your daily life
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
17 Apr 09
I did this quite often when I was a little kid. For an innocent kid, we found interesting to do in this way and regardless whether it was hygienic or not! I stopped doing this after my parents told me that the glue on the envelope was dirty and not good for our health, as well as it was indecent to lick it. Since then I tried not to lick the envelope anymore, and use my finger or sponge with water to wet the glue on the envelope before sealing it. Happy posting.
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@youless (94744)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 09
We will learn when we grow up
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