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Old 31.03.2010, 15:38
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Spitting

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.
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Old 31.03.2010, 15:39
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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.
It's because of the food. Dairy products cause moisture in our bodies and moisture creates phlegm.
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Old 31.03.2010, 15:40
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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.
Are there lots of Canadians in Basel ??
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Are there lots of Canadians in Basel ??
Just Newfies....
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Old 31.03.2010, 15:42
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It's because of the food. Dairy products cause moisture in our bodies and moisture creates phlegm.
Thats why I drink Labbats blue
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Old 31.03.2010, 15:43
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Interesting answer but I'm sure in France they consume more dairy products and Paris isn't a spitting city. What about other cities in Switzerland?
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Old 31.03.2010, 15:47
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Interesting answer but I'm sure in France they consume more dairy products and Paris isn't a spitting city. What about other cities in Switzerland?
..not necessarily. Think of all the milk, chocolate and cheese that is being consumed on a daily basis. In addition, there isn't really a main Swiss cuisine anymore. As most people don't really cook but rather eat ready to make in 10min meals.
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I think it is a hockey player thing ,I was a soccer player ,not a good one ;-)
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Re: Spitting

I am guilty of spitting quite a bit while jogging, however I do this in zurich, not basel.
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I think it is a hockey player thing ,I was a soccer player ,not a good one ;-)
hahaha, no wonder you came to Europe...a Canadian soccer player...what's next, you guys invented baskeball? .....wait

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I am guilty of spitting quite a bit while jogging, however I do this in zurich, not basel.
...eww, that's not ladylike

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...eww, that's not ladylike
I know but this is why I can have close guy friends
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Old 31.03.2010, 15:55
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Re: Spitting

Seems they're quite proud of it.

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Old 31.03.2010, 15:55
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I am guilty of spitting quite a bit while jogging, however I do this in zurich, not basel.
You are not found guilty... People from Basel are in question...!!
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Old 31.03.2010, 15:56
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Re: Spitting

Chewing tobacco??
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I know but this is why I can have close guy friends
nevermind....

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Chewing tobacco??
Ohhh, I miss me some dip!!!!
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As a gay man I give you permission to spit while you're exercising but not whilst standing at a tram stop.
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Re: Spitting

I got the idea that it was the in thing to do so I started to do it as well....especially in Klein Basel where I felt really good doing it at Tram stops, kiosks, outside McDonalds (& almost inside McDonalds), in smoking areas outside bars & under bridges. No-one batted an eyelid.

Can't wait to go back next week for another evening session.
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As a gay man I give you permission to spit while you're exercising but not whilst standing at a tram stop.
..lol, I find it funny how there is no post for minutes now...."oh, he's gay"?
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As a gay man I give you permission to spit while you're exercising but not whilst standing at a tram stop.
But what do the gay men in Zurich who are walking by whilst she's exercising think about this?

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