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Old 31.03.2010, 18:26
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I heard someone likes to gargle a lot but I never knew whether it ended in a spit or a swallow. quite enervating actually.
Is that "someone" as in "a friend"?
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Old 31.03.2010, 18:53
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Is that "someone" as in "a friend"?
no, not really. just reminded me of someone on here.
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Old 31.03.2010, 18:59
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Didn't they do this on Titanic movie ... perhaps there all still practicing in Basel..
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Old 31.03.2010, 19:11
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I am guilty of spitting quite a bit while jogging, however I do this in zurich, not basel.
I also spit while running.

Maybe it's the Basel Dragons Running Club that is causing all of the spit in Basel.
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Old 31.03.2010, 19:29
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In the US, most of the spitters are smokers. Correlation?
Or BASEBALL players! They're also notorious for grabbing their package while on camera. And what's with this ass-slapping? If we did that in the office, think how much fun we'd have! "Great job, John!" (SLAPPPP) "You, too, Bob! (SLAPPP....grabs package to re-adjust)

I can feel a trip to Human Resources for a counceling session. The HR Director sits there, all high and mighty, looks over a pair of 1980's reading glasses, squints, frowns, and spooges a big, nasty loogy across the room. "This office has a no ass-slapping policy." (SLAPPPP) "Now, get back to work, and fix your package before you go back out there!"
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Old 05.04.2010, 12:06
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I also spit while running.

Maybe it's the Basel Dragons Running Club that is causing all of the spit in Basel.
There's a fair preponderance of spit in Vevey as well.

I can never figure out why people spit and think that it's acceptable. If what is in your mouth is so bad, why do you think I want it on the bottom of my shoe?

And if it's okay to hock a loogie in the street, would it be equally acceptable for me to put a finger over one nostril and clear the other into the path?
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Old 05.04.2010, 12:33
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Re: Spitting

Little & bigger boys are awesome spitters. Not too long ago and during several days the mirror in the elevator was their target.
Then spitting from the highest floor down through the spiral of the staircase ... and of course always always from bridges unto the boats passing by. target, the bold head.

Its a boy thing. what can you do.
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I've seen spitting in almost every city I've been to (except maybe Singapore where you would get a fine??). Isn't it a cool thing which everyone does, like smoking, doping and getting drunk?
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Old 24.10.2012, 10:16
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Its a boy thing. what can you do.
Go and visit China and you will see it's not only a boy thing. Over there, it's a cultural thing!
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I've visited many cities in my life and lived/worked in a few.

Apart from Beijing, which I partly put down to air pollution, I've never been anywhere with as many people spitting huge globs of phlegm on the pavement as ... Basel.

Anyone know why?

It's not because of the high percentage of smokers as I spent a year in Stuttgart, which seems to have a similar amount of smokers, and hardly anyone spit.
Perhaps there is a secret competition going on...
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