spitting

January 2, 2007 5:45pm CST
i would just like to know peoples views on spitting, i was bought up with the view that spitting of any kind was dirty and rude, but see so often school children taking it in turns to spit on the ground in front of them, obviously not all children do it, but when footballers spit on the field i wonder if they realise what an example they are setting to kids that adore them
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@Chapman15 (1503)
• United States
3 Jan 07
It definately is a guy thing... A thing that I truly can't explain myself, but I'll try... I think it's a part of guy mentality to be able to spit well... I remember having spitting contests in baseball (this may gross you out) like who could have the longest dripper on the fence or who could spit the farthest type of thing... As we grow up it is a natural function for getting rid of mucous as no man carries around a kleenex, so we spit...
3 Jan 07
thankyou for your response, i think most of what you say is true although I have seen some young girls do it to, i think it is gross but as you said it is mostly a man thing, your reply made me laugh thanks
@Chapman15 (1503)
• United States
3 Jan 07
I'm glad I could entertain you!
3 Jan 07
thanks for answering chapman
@minxy67 (2710)
2 Jan 07
I agree with you that spitting is dirty and rude, I have never spat nor have any of my children, I was bought up with manners and I find spitting very offensive. I don't think that footballers realise that they are setting a bad example,maybe someone should inform the football association? I do think that people that spit are repulsive, to me there is no reason to spit,if you have flem in your throat, use a tissue. :)
3 Jan 07
thankyou for your response, i am really glad that you have taught your children manners, they don't cost a thing perhaps they can teach some of those children that spit, a thing or two
@minxy67 (2710)
3 Jan 07
It is a shame more people didn't feel the say as we do. :)
@Chapman15 (1503)
• United States
3 Jan 07
My mom hates it when I spit! I actually wanted to share with you that the NFL is aware of spitters, but only when they are spitting on an official or another player... Most of the time it results in a fine and disciplinary action...
@Stephanie5 (2947)
• United States
2 Jan 07
OH, I hate it, hate it, hate it!!! That's one thing that my kids know will get their little butts in trouble!!! IT's dirty and nasty and it's something they know they don't need to do all, let alone, in front of me!And I don't think they realize and I don't think they would really care, probably a force of habit thing. YUCK!
2 Jan 07
thankyou for your response, i think its disgusting and a filthy habit to, i know i brought my children up not to spit and my daughter has done the same
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@sexymuma (1261)
6 Jan 07
i think that spitting is just yukky, i was taught how disgusting it was when i was young,but the kids of today just do it for the hell of it,i have taught my children that if they do have to spit do it in the road,(cos some times we all get flem).lolxx