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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?

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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    • Lady Lorelei profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 

      4 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.

    • adragast24 profile image


      5 years ago

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

    • Frischy profile image


      5 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      Very clever! You had me going!

    • jmsp206 profile image

      Julia M S Pearce 

      5 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

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

    • Susan300 profile image


      6 years ago

      Great idea for a HMB lens! :)

    • Shoputopian profile image


      6 years ago from Lower Mainland of BC

      This was a great subject

    • manchester lm profile image

      manchester lm 

      7 years ago

      Haha great title!!

    • groovyfind profile image

      Samantha Devereux 

      7 years ago from Columbia Mo

      lol nice!

    • Heather426 profile image

      Heather Burns 

      7 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      lol, good one

    • Richard-H profile image


      7 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

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

    • NYtoSCimjustme profile image


      7 years ago

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

    • elyria profile image


      7 years ago

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

    • Sara Valor profile image

      Sara Valor 

      7 years ago from Breezy Hills

      lol, this lens is just too cute!

    • LisaAuch1 profile image

      Lisa Auch 

      7 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!

    • magicgeniewishl profile image


      7 years ago

      Great! Loved it :)

    • Othercatt profile imageAUTHOR


      7 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

    • Cherry-Ambition profile image


      7 years ago from U.S.

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

    • WindyWintersHubs profile image


      7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      A lady never tells. :)

    • JeremiahStanghini profile image


      7 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,


    • Othercatt profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      @JewelRiver: Thanks ;)

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      8 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!

    • carlajo73 profile image


      8 years ago

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

    • Othercatt profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

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

    • verymary profile image


      8 years ago from Chicago area

      you got me with this one!!

    • greenspirit profile image

      poppy mercer 

      8 years ago from London

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

    • MargoPArrowsmith profile image


      8 years ago

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

    • MargoPArrowsmith profile image


      8 years ago

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


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