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Spitting « on: August 15, 2011, 05:07 PM »
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Reading AM's tweet about spitting reminded me of how things have changed since my father's days of playing and refereeing football, and playing cricket.  He used to carry a handkerchief in his pocket, as did many players in those olden days.  I dare say pitches are now plagued with phlegm and mucous, or gob and snot, depending what era you're from.  Personally, I find the sight of anybody displaying these disgusting habits, in and outside sport, makes me cringe.  YUCK.
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Re: Spitting « Reply #1 on: August 15, 2011, 05:09 PM »
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Yep, it's revolting.
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Re: Spitting « Reply #2 on: August 15, 2011, 05:09 PM »
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I for one would not pick up a ball in a football match, can you imagine all the stuff that's attached to it!  yuk
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Re: Spitting « Reply #3 on: August 15, 2011, 06:16 PM »
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Reading AM's tweet about spitting reminded me of how things have changed since my father's days of playing and refereeing football, and playing cricket.  He used to carry a handkerchief in his pocket, as did many players in those olden days.  I dare say pitches are now plagued with phlegm and mucous, or gob and snot, depending what era you're from.  Personally, I find the sight of anybody displaying these disgusting habits, in and outside sport, makes me cringe.  YUCK.
I agree totally! There's no need for it, as it's a proven fact that excercise does 'not' make you salivate! It's just a filthy habit. If a footballer falls and skins his knee, he's in danger of getting a really nasty infection! I read about it a year or two ago. They should be fined for spitting I think!
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Re: Spitting « Reply #4 on: August 15, 2011, 06:54 PM »
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After the final yesterday, Djokovic blew his nose into his towel.  I do hope he didn't throw it into the crowd as a souvenir.  Yuk again.  I don't want to appear sexist, but it does seem to be a man thing.
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Re: Spitting « Reply #5 on: August 15, 2011, 07:01 PM »
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After the final yesterday, Djokovic blew his nose into his towel.  I do hope he didn't throw it into the crowd as a souvenir.  Yuk again.  I don't want to appear sexist, but it does seem to be a man thing.
At one of the tournies he wiped his nose on his t-shirt.
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Re: Spitting « Reply #6 on: August 15, 2011, 07:13 PM »
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Yes.......definately a 'man thing', though not all of them thank goodness! yuk
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Re: Spitting « Reply #7 on: August 15, 2011, 07:21 PM »
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Lots of the baseball players spit ,they chew tobacco, nasty habit chewing and spitting .
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Re: Spitting « Reply #8 on: August 15, 2011, 11:01 PM »
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Only during sex.
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Re: Spitting « Reply #9 on: August 16, 2011, 12:11 AM »
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Only during sex.
Ideally not even then but I respect their decision.
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Re: Spitting « Reply #10 on: August 16, 2011, 06:09 AM »
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Hey........off topic guys! Whistle
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Re: Spitting « Reply #11 on: August 16, 2011, 06:34 AM »
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Spitting in public is a revolting habit, along with snorting snot out of one side of the nose.  But it's nothing new.  I can remember when all railway carriages displayed a sign in their compartments requesting passengers not to spit on the floor, and when pubs, in Scotland anyway, were referred to as "spit and sawdust joints".
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Re: Spitting « Reply #12 on: August 16, 2011, 07:21 AM »
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Yes....those signs on buses too Aileen! Do they still have them?
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Re: Spitting « Reply #13 on: August 16, 2011, 06:19 PM »
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No!
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Re: Spitting « Reply #14 on: August 16, 2011, 07:21 PM »
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Thanks Aileen!
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