9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2063 times:
Footballers have been urged to stop spitting because it makes a revolting habit look macho. Keep Britain Tidy says youngsters are copying their heroes and covering the streets in saliva. Chief executive Alan Woods said: "Spitting remains the ultimate insult, a contemptuous gesture drowning in hate.
The charity polled nearly 300 soccer fans from 19 clubs around England.
It found they were overwhelmingly upset by the incident in which Bolton striker El Hadji Diouf spat at Portsmouth's Arjan de Zeeuw. Asked to say what was the grossest thing they had seen at football, 75% of the fans opted for the 2004 spitting incident.
YooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 48
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2022 times:
When i do it is for a purpose. I spit out phlegm and other "things" not wanted in my mouth. I make every attempt to do this in private, i'll even go to a seclude area when outdoors and spit. Sometimes it's just necessary.
It is not nice to see, so i don't want or let other see me do it.
As for footballers or athletes in general. Give me a break. These people are running their bodies to the ground. There is a build up of mucus and it needs to be "released".
Next thing footballers will be asked to stop perspiring..."eeewww mommy he's sweeting...make him stop"
I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
Scamp From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1986 times:
I've never quite understood the general practice of spitting. Ever since I moved to New York I observe it all the time. Yet, amazingly enough, I have gone practically my entire life without the need to expectorate on a public sidewalk...which seems to be done here for sheer entertainment value. Perhaps I am just unique...I'm certainly special.
Me too. If i have phlem in my mouth i'm not gonna swallow it so i just spit it out. A bit of phlem going into a drain isn't going to do any damage. If anyone sees me doing this then ne luck it's not pleasant but it's not going to hurt anyone.
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JAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3688 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1895 times:
I admit I do spit out gum or candies in public. I really shouldn't spit out the gum because it gets stuck to people's shoes. I know what that feels like and it can be really annoying. I won't go into phlem discussions here.
One thing I cannot stand at all are people who HORK loudly in public. It is the grossest sound you can ever hear.
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Vaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1820 times:
Well......as far as I'm concerned spitting is the worst, most disgusting thing that a person can do in public.....
Sorry, but I live in Toronto and as you probably know it is considered the most "multi-cultural" city in North America. Well, if you've ever taken public transportation in the city of Toronto, or walked down a street...you'll be guaranteed to see men, woman and children "horking & spitting" on sidewalks, at bus stops it is DAM DISGUSTING!!!!
Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 22): "Of course we do. It's a good way to relieve stress."
Good God, I hope you don't "scratch your balls" in public!!! LMAO
PS - Falcon - great to see you here again and I hope your feeling better!!!