Be honest... do you make any munching noises when eating?

@dex1007 (556)
Malaysia
July 29, 2009 1:28am CST
My brothers make the loudest munching noises, i try not to voice it, because when your eating, you should enjoy yourself, the food processes better, its healthier to eat food in a good mood, so if i tell them, you guys are so disgusting, they might frown and continue but still. I once had a friend who munched pretty loudly. I remarked on it jokingly once, she said in her country, making munching noises is a way of saying the food is delicious. we---lll... i didn't know that. so be honest.. do you munch loudly?
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• Philippines
29 Jul 09
My grandmother used to tell me that i munch loudly. But i do not hear myself so i can not control it. What country does your friend belong to? I know somewhere here in Asia, when your sipping your soup, you must made this loud sipping sound like *sszzhooooopppp* With the same reason, to let other people know that what you eat is delicious.
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@dex1007 (556)
• Malaysia
29 Jul 09
aren't grandparents supposed to have bad hearing? I mean generally. XD so when your grandmother says that... OK i've said enough. ahaha. My friend is originally from Malaysia. your neighbouring country. So i guess it is true. she wasn't making it up. lol. thanks for sharing! :)
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• Philippines
29 Jul 09
hey! i got that! its just that we eat in silence
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• Philippines
29 Jul 09
I was talking about Japan here like 12dayx just said.
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@dreamr802 (986)
• United States
30 Jul 09
The only sounds that I make are when I'm chewing on chips because chips are naturally loud. But other than that I do not make any munching sounds. I think the one sound that really annoys me is when people slurp soup abnoxiously and whatnot.
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@rebelmel (1387)
• United States
30 Jul 09
Oh I hate slurpers! Chips are annoying to eat sometimes when I am trying to watch tv, because they are so loud!
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• United States
30 Jul 09
That's when I turn the volume of the TV up But yeah slurpers are the worst of the eating noises you can make!
@rebelmel (1387)
• United States
30 Jul 09
Haha, yes I do the same thing, Luckily, my boyfriend isn't a loud eater, so I don't have to worry!
@wigima5 (908)
• United States
29 Jul 09
I guess I do munch only when im eating with my mouth open. i mostly eat tat way if im at home, if im out somewhere i eat with my mouth closed. but i like eating the other way bettern its faster. but one thing similiar is my brother he SWALLOWS SO LOUD. like those intentional gulping noises ppl make? well tats HIM everytime he drinks something, its pretty annoying.
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@dex1007 (556)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 09
Lol. really? watching a movie beside him must be a joy then eh? every gulping moment you hear it clearly. haha. thanks for sharing.
@wigima5 (908)
• United States
30 Jul 09
haha. well yeah tats one of the reasons. :P im like sshhh!! and in addition he's a brother so there's lots of sibling rivalry in addition tat makes us avoid watching movies together when we can. :P
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@dex1007 (556)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 09
Me and my brothers are closer i guess. We watch movies, play basketball and sometimes i play video games with them. They can get annoying, we're close i guess.
@rebelmel (1387)
• United States
30 Jul 09
Ugh. I never make noises when I eat, not that I know of anyway. I had a friend, though. She always made noises when she ate. She would stuff her face, and moan, and it was kind of embarrassing to me because I didn't know how to react when someone would look at me and wonder if I had heard her too. I don't think she realized that she was making so many noises.
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@dex1007 (556)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 09
haha. that is embarrassing.. i'd probably do the shifty eyes. looking away a lot. lol.
@rebelmel (1387)
• United States
30 Jul 09
Haha yes, I did this very often. There were a lot of times where people would look at me and wonder if I had noticed the noises. How could I not!?
• China
30 Jul 09
i think i dont munch loudly. but i do eat quicker than the others around me. well, i remember in the old dynasty in our country, there was a rule that the girls esp the daughers of the rich or the dignitary or the royal, should eat sliently, even when eating the soup, very strict house rules.
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@dex1007 (556)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 09
oh i didn't know that.
@delrene (158)
• Philippines
30 Jul 09
im also irritated if someone do that while eating, but even im trying my best not to eat loudly i cant minimize the noise i've been making. guess we cant prevent that specially when eating a very crunchy snacks or meals. here in our country, some people loves crunchy foods :)
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@dex1007 (556)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 09
Crunchy food should be an exception, its unavoidable. thanks for sharing
@guardno (77)
• United States
30 Jul 09
Ok fine yes but i'm used to that. I always got in trouble with my parents when I was a kid for eating loud.
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@dex1007 (556)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 09
lol. you sound like you just got busted. hehe. thank for sharing
• United States
29 Jul 09
yes i do my friend say that i eat like a pig
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@dex1007 (556)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 09
lol. thanks for sharing.
@mermaidivy (15404)
• United States
29 Jul 09
Nah... I don't honestly... I really find it is very disgusting... I have posted a similar discussion before that I used to have a colleage ate so loud and annoyed everybody, nobody liked him, it was his feature...
@dex1007 (556)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 09
you feel very strongly toward this eh? thanks for sharing mermaidivy
@jaisundar (215)
29 Jul 09
No, i don't make any noise while eating.
@dex1007 (556)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 09
ok. thanks.
@cripfemme (7710)
• United States
29 Jul 09
Yes I do. In fact I munch so loudly on chips that I cant hear more ipod or audio book at the same time. Thats ridicules but I honestly cant chew on quieter. I have tried, trust me.
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@dex1007 (556)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 09
lol. just as long as other don't get annoyed, it is okay. based on this topic, a lot of people find it really annoying.
• United States
29 Jul 09
Not unless I am eating something that no matter how you eat it, its going to make a noise. Like Popcorn, Chips, things like that. As a child we had to eat in silence, if not we went without eating as well as some kind of punishment.
@dex1007 (556)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 09
your the second person to say that, eating silently when a child. talking with the family during dinner is a good habit, unfortunetely my father loved watching the tv during dinners.
@jaizhi (260)
• Philippines
29 Jul 09
I think I do when the food is crunchy but other than that no. when I was young and munch while eating, My late aunt would use a rice scooper to spank us. And I swear it hurts...
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@dex1007 (556)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 09
LOL! really?? spank you. aww.. thanks for sharing.
@alesippi (62)
• Finland
29 Jul 09
I do some mucnhing noises, but i cant really help it. But my dorm mate, he's the craziest muncher in the whole world! He wakes up in the morning at weekends, goes to computer and he has some cheerious in his cup, and it drives me crazy since he wakes me up with that annoying crunching. But thats not all.. When he's almost finished, he slurps the milk very noisily. And he did this every damn weekend morning last year, luckily not in the same room next year. But yeah, he was maybe the best dorm mate I have ever had
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@dex1007 (556)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 09
lol. best dorm mate eh? i guess my brothers aren't that bad. thanks for sharing though. :)
@Sweeten (159)
• United States
29 Jul 09
Yes I do but sadly in the country I'm from they don't think munching loudly is a way of saying the food is delicious lol.
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@dex1007 (556)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 09
you could always migrate to japan or south east asia. but over there, they eat a lot of soupy stuff. noodles and soup, you won't believe the variety of soup and noodles they have there. personally i'm not much into noodles. If you are, then that's your perfect home there. lol. thanks for sharing.
@metschica25 (5405)
• United States
29 Jul 09
Hello! I was told once when I was at a friends for lunch when I was around 10 years old that I was chewing super loud . Not sure on that tho , because it was a hoagie and she was just annoyed with everything LOL Yesterday I was at a bbq and eating grilled carrots and an array of many other veggies and just for the hell of it asked if you could hearmy crunching LOL no one could , but I could and it seemed loud!
@dex1007 (556)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 09
ten year olds day a lot of stuff to annoy each other. haha. we hear ourselves munch more, due to the fact that our mouth and ears are side-by-side. so you hearing yourself is a magnified version of what other hear. lol. what were you doing having carrots in a BBQ????? hahah. get some meat dude.
@mohak123 (104)
• India
29 Jul 09
well i depends on the kind of food i am eating .most of the times i do not make sounds when i am eating but sometimes when i am eating something crispy for example chips i do make some sound but i try to minimize it.
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@dex1007 (556)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 09
yes, your right. soup for example are bound to make some slurping noises. based on this discussion, it annoys people more then i first thought. thanks for sharing mohak.
• India
29 Jul 09
It irritates me when somebody is eating and munching noises are coming.. :-(.. Its right tat making noise while having food, indicates a delicious. But making more noise indicates a bad habit.
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@dex1007 (556)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 09
Its understandable to get annoyed, but don't let it destroy your lunch/dinner. thank for sharing.
29 Jul 09
I used to munch loudly, but after some time it got stopped somehow. I also dont know how it happened. Anyway i m happy it got stopped :P
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@dex1007 (556)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 09
As we get older we become more charming eh? haha. Good for you.
@tomjoad (551)
• Philippines
29 Jul 09
hi dex! from where i grew up, my grandma and parents would always emphasize proper table etiquette. munching loudly is considered a bad manner. so while i was growing up, i was trained to eat my food silently. however, now that i have a busy lifestyle, i'm not really sure if i munch loudly while eating because i eat really fast. i can eat a food in like less than 3 minutes. i might try to observe that and see if anything has changed. well, at least nobody has told me yet that i sound like a pig while eating. i do know a lot of people who eat like that. even my siblings or cousins do that. and if that happens i tell them bluntly to stop it.
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@dex1007 (556)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 09
3 minutes? you should eat more slowly tomjoad. you can digest it better. happy mylotting!