Poll: Do you spit or swallow your phlegm?
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View poll results: Do you spit or swallow your phlegm?
Spit
58 38%
Swallow
41 27%
I thought you were talking about something else...
55 36%
Voters: 154.
#1
Awkward question, but it is cold season (for me anyway). I have had 3 colds since the start of the new year, but am I the only one that swallows my phlegm after I cough it out of my lungs? I just think spitting it out is gross, but then again eating snot is probably just as gross...


Does phlegm have any nutritional value?
#2
Spit, wtf is wrong with you? Dont brang that stuff here, man.
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#7
you eat your snot. and then you make this misleading thread title. and then any nice thoughts i may have had about this thread that were inferred from the title were quickly and utterly anihilated thanks to the contents of this thread. TS, I do not know you too well, but I think I can safely assume you are an evil disgusting little boy.
#8
I spit it into someone elses mouth, and make them swallow it.
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#9
you should spit it out, as gross as it is, but your body wants you to hock it up. Coughing, running nose, sweating, and hocking up phlegm are all ways your body is trying to get the virus out of your system.

spit for me
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#10
Spit, apparently sometimes in mucus there are still live viruses, so you recover slower if you reingest them.

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#11
i luv to swallow, it shows you love them...

oh wait, wrong forum, wrong thread
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#13
I like to spit out and inspect what I brang up.

Its a nice reward, seeing all the colours and textures.
#15
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I like to spit out and inspect what I brang up.

Its a nice reward, seeing all the colours and textures.

Yeah, I remember that time you did it when you'd just had a curry. That really brang out the colour of your eyes.
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#16
depends on the situation.

if i'm outside i'll most likely spit it out, but if i'm sitting here watching tv or on the internet i have to swallow it. i'm not just going to spit it on the floor.
#17
usually spit...if you're home...open a window if you have to
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#18
Quote by daytripper75
depends on the situation.

if i'm outside i'll most likely spit it out, but if i'm sitting here watching tv or on the internet i have to swallow it. i'm not just going to spit it on the floor.


Try branging a wastebin into the room, then. Much better than swallowing it.
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#19
Quote by Kensai
Try branging a wastebin into the room, then. Much better than swallowing it.



You know, i never pondered what would happen if i brang one into the room.


i'll be branging one next time for sure.
#20
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Sure.

TS ; spit it out, just not on the street or on your girlfriend.
#21
Swallow, you can recycle the virus :P
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#22
Spit.
Haha once my friend was eating gum and I asked her if she spit or swallowed it for a joke. And she said 'Swallow.'

And about five minutes later relaised the joke.
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#23
I swallow it. The only time i will spit is if there are lumps in it.

Swallowing it isn't disgusting because it just goes in your stomach which is lined with mucus anyway and the acid kills the bacteria.

Also sometimes when an unexpected phlegm comes into my hand and i don't have a tissue i lick it off.
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#24
Thread title is misleading.
sometimes I see us in a cymbal splash or in the sound of a car crash
#26
i spit the phlegm out if i can, if i am at mine then i will just quickly move to the bathroom.
if there no where to spit then i dont hack up phlegm until there is somewhere i can spit it
#27
I thought the thread title meant something else. I am dissapoint.


On topic, spit.
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#28
Brang is the finest new meme.
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#30
Quote by ZanasCross
Doctor made me stop swallowing because my lungs are so damaged I've started coughing up blood from having so much scar tissue in my lungs. So now, I always have to spit just in case its bloody.



Why are your lungs damaged?
#31
I swallow, I just brang all the cool kids to me
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#33
Depends on the situation. If I'm with good friends I spit. However, if I'm with strangers I swallow.
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#35
Quote by ZanasCross
I've had very severe asthma since I was born. The extreme coughing it causes has done the same amount of damage as having pneumonia for a year straight (according to doctors).


Damn. I'm gonna keep my inhaler on me more often...

Also, it depends on the amount of phlegm.
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#38
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Swallowing phlegm is disgusting.

SOLUTION: Keep it in your mouth indefinitely!
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#40
Well you have to get it out at some point and it will make you stop coughing so much.
I spit