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Join the debate: swallow or spit?

Updated on May 30, 2014

The age old question...swallow or spit?

Do you swallow? Or do you spit? Personally I'm a spitter. I just don't think it's healthy to swallow something like that. I suppose if I absolutely had to, I would swallow, but only if someone was about to realize what was in my mouth.


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How about you?...Do you swallow or spit?



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    • Karnel 5 years ago from Lower Mainland of BC

      Spitting is way to rude

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Heck yes swallow! Spitting is rude

    • NuMil3Design 6 years ago

      Keep blowing for as long as you can; that's what it's for. Then do whatever you're comfortable with. Just don't get it in your hair.

    • tysoflyy94 6 years ago

      I would prefer if my significant other swallowed, although I couldn't care less if she spit.

    • BelindaBlevins 6 years ago

      I like to swallow

    • poppy mercer 6 years ago from London

      I am so depressed by the now acceptable habit of spitting in the's completely disgusting

    • the777group lm 6 years ago

      Swallowing - is more er...lady-like.

    • Frugal Bride 6 years ago

      Hahaha! I thought this lens was about something else... very clever! Love it lol. I swallow, gum that is. hehe.

    • ICanCook 6 years ago

      spitting is so crude!


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      • Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

        I keep a kleenex always close by and I get that stuff outta me.

      • Julia M S Pearce 4 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

        Spit definitely! Its not very good for you.

      • Samantha Devereux 6 years ago from Columbia Mo

        Gotta spit it out

      • mockingbird999 6 years ago

        Spit. Could never swallow it. Yuck.

      • Sherry Venegas 6 years ago from La Verne, CA

        I quit chewing gum at about age 25, but as a kid I always spit it out into the trash or into a paper, then into the trash bin. In the car I always spit it out the window.Remember as a kid sometimes checking the bottom side of a diner table. A hundred blobs. There is a movie called the Blob. Very old one. The intro picture is gross.

      • Sara Valor 6 years ago from Breezy Hills

        I'd have to say, I'd spit too, but only into some paper towel or keep anyone from stepping in it. Stepping in it and spreading it all over the place is just yucky!

      • Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

        Euk! definitely spit.

      • BlackHeart1 6 years ago

        Had me fooled there for a moment I was sure this was about something else... LOLLL anyway... spit, I never swallowed

      • magicgeniewishl 6 years ago

        Haha, I'm glad I read the lens first to see what you were going to say about it... I spit it, I don't want it sticking my insides together... Not sure if it really does, it's just something I was told when I was young :)

      • fashionality lm 6 years ago

        Best. Lens title. Ever. Hahaha!

      • Candor 6 years ago

        I thought this lens was about ... something else at first, anyway ... I always throw my gum away.

      • Katwoman55 6 years ago

        I do not do either with my GUM! I just take it out and throw it away when it loses its flavor. LOL I do not swallow much of anything except drinks or foods... I have a big gag reflex and I get nausea with some things. Pills are a pain for me to swallow too. Have fun with this page ~ I cannot believe how many, including me, thought you had an X rated page here, but I can see it is NOT!!! LOLOLOL

      • carlajo73 6 years ago

        Well my first reaction to the question was I ALWAYS SWALLOW! ;) But now that I know what the topic is really about, I have to say spit! This is great!! LOL

      • MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

        Get rid of it, and there are other options after all!

      • arowanafor lm 6 years ago

        LOL...I thought i read that title wrong. Great title.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        I read somewhere that swallowing gum was bad for your stomach. I don't chew gum, in fact I think it is a disgusting habit. It is almost as offensive as smoking to me. Unfortunately there is no third option. Politely removing the gum into a napkin seems to me the better thing to do. I have to admit to doing a double-take at your title too....very clever of you!

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      • dannystaple 6 years ago

        Oooh-er, I am glad you mentioned gum, this lens looked like it could have been far less innocent. To be honest - I avoid chewing gum at all if I can, but otherwise I make sure to spit, AND to put it in a bin somewhere. I cannot stand gum on the pavement or sticking to my shoes!

      • darciefrench lm 6 years ago

        I almost swallowed when I saw the title of this lens. Hard not too while choking on laughter :)

      Why do I spit?

      When I was growing up, I loved to chew gum. I chewed it all the time. I also swallowed it all the time. Then my Gram told me that gum stays in my system for 7 years and if I keep swallowing it, eventually my whole stomach would be filled with gum.

      So I started spitting.

      But don't think I'm stupid. I know what the experts say. "Even though your body can't digest gum, you can still pass it like any other indigestible thing you eat."

      But I also know my Gram was never wrong. So I figure I'm better safe than sorry.

      Besides, who wants to poop out gum?

      Is it ever ok to swallow?

      OK. So sometimes I have to swallow.

      For instance, if I'm at a job interview and I forget I'm chewing gum, and then I realize it and I'm scared the interviewer is going to realize what I'm doing, then I swallow.

      Or if I'm at the library and I pop a really loud bubble (by accident!) and the librarian starts glaring at me, I'll swallow the evidence and point to someone else.

      But I think those are the only two instances when I would swallow.

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          Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

          Cute cute cute topic. Gross but cute and of course just the thought of swallowing was enough to have my tummy doing back flips.

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          adragast24 4 years ago

          Agree with the others... It was a very clever title.

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          Frischy 4 years ago from Kentucky, USA

          Very clever! You had me going!

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          Julia M S Pearce 4 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

          You had me and many others I see fooled with this tittle.Love it!

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          Susan300 5 years ago

          Great idea for a HMB lens! :)

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          Karnel 5 years ago from Lower Mainland of BC

          This was a great subject

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          manchester lm 6 years ago

          Haha great title!!

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          Samantha Devereux 6 years ago from Columbia Mo

          lol nice!

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          Heather Burns 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

          lol, good one

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          Richard 6 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

          The play on words for the guest book title was (unintentionally?) hilarious! Fun stuff!

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          NYtoSCimjustme 6 years ago

          Awesome Job - Great play on words and you have definitely drawn some attention with this one... very well done!

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          elyria 6 years ago

          Haha, well I only realized what this lens was really about halfway down the page :)))

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          Sara Valor 6 years ago from Breezy Hills

          lol, this lens is just too cute!

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          Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

          Too funny, you cheered up my day! on a serious note the amount of chewing gum on the ground is disgusting and I wish people would just wrap it and bin it instead of spitting it out on the streets, It costs a fortune to get it removed!

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          magicgeniewishl 6 years ago

          Great! Loved it :)

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          Othercatt 6 years ago

          @Cherry-Ambition: What's funny is how many people answered before they scrolled. lol. I've had many messages asking me to erase their first answer. lol

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          Cherry-Ambition 6 years ago from U.S.

          Oh good, I'm not the only one who read that title & thought of something else... LOL!

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          WindyWintersHubs 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

          A lady never tells. :)

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          JeremiahStanghini 6 years ago

          Saw this lens in your SquidU signature and wondered why you'd have an R-rated lens in your signature... As I read the initial intro and some of the responses in the Duel -- I was still floored!

          Then... as I kept scrolling... I saw the bubble gum. lol

          Very clever :-)

          With Love and Gratitude,


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          Othercatt 6 years ago

          @JewelRiver: Thanks ;)

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          JewelRiver 6 years ago

          Wow. You DO REALIZE the implication of that title right? lol anyway, I think it was a very smart marketing idea. interesting lens and i'm impressed!

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          carlajo73 6 years ago

          The title definitely got my attention!! That's why I'm here!! :) Great job!

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          Othercatt 6 years ago

          @verymary: Just goes to show the importance of a good title!

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          Mary 6 years ago from Chicago area

          you got me with this one!!

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          poppy mercer 6 years ago from London

          How come everyone feels the need to spit these days. Is there some upsurge in over production of saliva?

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          MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

          You are too funny, but you know how to get attention!

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          MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

          You are too funny, but you know how to get attention!