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Girl Spitting on Boy Face
Girl Spitting on Boy Face
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SPITTING: Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse Disgraceful SHOCKING
SPITTING: Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse Disgraceful SHOCKING
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Spitting Image S03E01
Spitting Image S03E01
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Llama spits in kid
Llama spits in kid's face
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Spitting on People in the Hood (PRANKS GONE WRONG) ♦ KNIFE PULLED!!! ♦ Funny Videos ♦ Pranks 2015
Spitting on People in the Hood (PRANKS GONE WRONG) ♦ KNIFE PULLED!!! ♦ Funny Videos ♦ Pranks 2015
DATE: 2015/04/23::
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10 Flame-Spitting Cars You Must Never Tailgate
10 Flame-Spitting Cars You Must Never Tailgate
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Gorillaz - Spitting Out The Demons
Gorillaz - Spitting Out The Demons
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Fetish Spitting [POV] [18+]
Fetish Spitting [POV] [18+]
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Lady Gold - Spitting
Lady Gold - Spitting
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Lady Steffi - Foodcrushing, Spitting & Bootcleaning
Lady Steffi - Foodcrushing, Spitting & Bootcleaning
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Fetish Spitting [POV]
Fetish Spitting [POV]
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Spitting Mad Cobra
Spitting Mad Cobra
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Spitting Image S03E02
Spitting Image S03E02
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Spitting Cobra caught barehanded - Ucles vs Africa
Spitting Cobra caught barehanded - Ucles vs Africa
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Best Ever Spitting Image - Retrospective Documentary
Best Ever Spitting Image - Retrospective Documentary
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Spitting Image S06E01
Spitting Image S06E01
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Spitting Image Election Special 87
Spitting Image Election Special 87
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Spitting Image - Best Of - Is Nothing Sacred?
Spitting Image - Best Of - Is Nothing Sacred?
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Spitting Image S08E01
Spitting Image S08E01
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Spitting Image S04E02
Spitting Image S04E02
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Man argues with spitting goat
Man argues with spitting goat
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Snow Patrol - Spitting Games
Snow Patrol - Spitting Games
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Modest Mouse - Spitting Venom
Modest Mouse - Spitting Venom
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Spitting Mad
Spitting Mad
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Spitting Image: the death of Margaret Thatcher
Spitting Image: the death of Margaret Thatcher
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Venom Hunter: Spitting Cobra
Venom Hunter: Spitting Cobra
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The Spitting Swallows - Charade (Official Music Video)
The Spitting Swallows - Charade (Official Music Video)
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Spitting Image S03E04
Spitting Image S03E04
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Freelance Whales - Spitting Image
Freelance Whales - Spitting Image
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Kendra Morris - Spitting Teeth
Kendra Morris - Spitting Teeth
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Pit viper and spitting cobra rescue in Bali
Pit viper and spitting cobra rescue in Bali
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SPITTING IMAGE - Voice Actor Steve Nallon - A Compendium of Classic Thatcher Sketches
SPITTING IMAGE - Voice Actor Steve Nallon - A Compendium of Classic Thatcher Sketches
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Spitting Image: John Major
Spitting Image: John Major's psychedelic hippy trip (1991)
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Spitting Image s01e07
Spitting Image s01e07
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best ever spitting image part 1 of 7
best ever spitting image part 1 of 7
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Modest Mouse-Spitting Venom
Modest Mouse-Spitting Venom
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Mazda RX-7 Spitting Huge Flames from Exhaust!
Mazda RX-7 Spitting Huge Flames from Exhaust!
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Spitting on the Memory of Christopher Hitchens
Spitting on the Memory of Christopher Hitchens
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Spitting Image S10E01
Spitting Image S10E01
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Spitting Image: Parliament in action (1990)
Spitting Image: Parliament in action (1990)
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Spitting Image - Last Ever Episode (1996)
Spitting Image - Last Ever Episode (1996)
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Spitting Image: Royal Family lose fortune in recession & move to council flat
Spitting Image: Royal Family lose fortune in recession & move to council flat
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Modest Mouse - Spitting Venom (Extended)
Modest Mouse - Spitting Venom (Extended)
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Spitting Image-Never met a nice South African
Spitting Image-Never met a nice South African
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Spitting Image Series 9 Episode 1 (Full Episode.)
Spitting Image Series 9 Episode 1 (Full Episode.)
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Spitting Image s01e09
Spitting Image s01e09
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Aspire Atlantis solution to spitting
Aspire Atlantis solution to spitting
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Kevin hart the return of chocolate droppa spitting bars for Kendrick Lamar
Kevin hart the return of chocolate droppa spitting bars for Kendrick Lamar
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2Pac Spitting At Repporters
2Pac Spitting At Repporters
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Justin Bieber SPITS Off Balcony With Fans Below!
Justin Bieber SPITS Off Balcony With Fans Below!
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Spitting is the act of forcibly ejecting saliva or other substances from the mouth.

It is currently considered rude and a social taboo in many parts of the world including the West, while in some other parts of the world it is considered more socially acceptable. It is commonly believed that it is possible to transmit infectious diseases in this way, including tuberculosis, influenza, and the common cold but the epidemiological evidence that this is the case is not present and it is likely that this belief, although intuitive, is not reflective of meaningful risk.

Spitting upon another person, especially onto the face, is a universal sign of anger, hatred, disrespect or contempt. It can represent a "symbolical regurgitation"[clarification needed] or an act of intentional contamination.

In some Eastern cultures, it is believed that spitting in public is bad luck, because one may unknowingly spit on invisible spirits who take this as an act of great disrespect and will then curse the spitter. Spitting of saliva or of the red coloured 'paan' witnessed in some parts of rural India is also believed to a major health hazard as it can transmit airborne diseases like tuberculosis and is hence frowned upon.

In the Western world[edit]

Social attitudes towards spitting have changed greatly in Western Europe since the Middle Ages. Then, frequent spitting was part of everyday life, and at all levels of society it was thought ill-mannered to suck back saliva to avoid spitting. By the early 1700s, spitting had become seen as something which should be concealed, and by 1859 many viewed spitting on the floor or street as vulgar, especially in mixed company. Spittoons were used openly during the 19th century to provide an acceptable outlet for spitters. Spittoons became far less common after the influenza epidemic of 1918, and their use has since virtually disappeared, though each justice of the Supreme Court of the United States continues to be provided with a personal cuspidor.[1]

In the first half of the 20th century the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis, the precursor to the American Lung Association, and state affiliates had educational campaigns against spitting to reduce the chance of spreading tuberculosis.[2]

After wine tasting, the wine is spit into a 'spit bucket' or spittoon.

Competitions[edit]

There are some places where spitting is a competitive sport, with or without a projectile in the mouth. For example, there is a Guinness World Record for cherry pit spitting and cricket spitting, and there are world championships in Kudu dung spitting.

Gleeking[edit]

"Gleeking" redirects here. For other uses, see Gleek.
Gleeking involves the mouth, tongue, and submandibular gland (#2 in diagram)

Gleeking (also gleeting, geeking, gleeping, glarfing, glitting, gleaking, glicking, glything, glanding, geezing, yanging, cobra spitting, venoming, lizard spitting) is the projection of saliva from the submandibular gland upon compression by the tongue.[3]

In general, gleeking occurs when an accumulation of saliva in the submandibular gland is propelled out in a stream when the gland is compressed by the tongue. The stream of saliva is released in the general direction of the front of the mouth. If the mouth is open the jet may project several feet. Gleeking is more likely when the salivary gland has been recently stimulated, but even a residual amount of saliva in the gland may be released by gleeking.

Gleeking may occur spontaneously due to accidental tongue pressure on the sublingual gland while talking, eating, yawning, or cleaning the teeth. Gleeking can also be induced, for instance, by pressing the underside of the tongue against the palate, then pushing the tongue forward while simultaneously closing the lower jaw and moving it slightly forward; or by yawning deeply and pressing the tongue against the palate. Practice is usually required to induce gleeking consistently, and induction is more likely to be successful under conditions of salivary stimulation.

Spitting as a protection against evil[edit]

In rural parts of North India, it was customary in olden days for mothers to lightly spit at their children (usually to the side of the children rather than directly at them) to imply a sense of disparagement and imperfection that protects them from evil eye (or nazar).[4] Excessive admiration, even from well-meaning people, is believed to attract the evil eye, so this is believed to protect children from nazar that could be caused by their own mothers' "excessive" love of them.[4] However, because of hygiene, transmission of disease and social taboos, this practice has waned and instead a black mark of kohl or kajal is put on the forehead or cheek of the child to ward off the evil eye. Adults use an amulet containing alum or chillies and worn on the body for this purpose. Sometimes, this is also done with brides and others by their loved ones to protect them from nazar.

Shopkeepers in the region used to sometimes make a spitting gesture on the cash proceeds from the first sale of the day (called bohni), which is a custom believed to ward-off nazar from the business.[5]

Such a habit also existed in some Eastern European countries like Romania, and Moldova, although it is no longer widely practiced. People would gently spit in the face of younger people (often younger relatives such as grandchildren or nephews) they admire in order to avoid deochi,[6] an involuntary curse on the individual being admired or "strangely looked upon",[6] which is claimed to be the cause of bad fortune and sometimes malaise or various illnesses.[7] In Greece, it is customary to "spit" three times after making a compliment to someone, the spitting is done to protect from the evil eye.[8] This applies to all people, it is not just between mothers and children. The spitting is light and from a distance, so it is not actual spitting on the face etc. of the person - which if done is derogatory. This practice sometimes extended to spitting on living plants and animals so as to protect them from sudden death or diseases, and spells which were claimed to break the curse of deochi exist.[7]

In other animals[edit]

Black cobra (Naja nigricollis woodi) photographed in Bujumbura, Burundi showing its spread hood and glossy sheen reflected in its scales

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Joan Biskupic (2007-03-19). "Supreme Court holds to tradition". USA Today. 
  2. ^ The American Lung Association Crusade, University of Virginia Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, retrieved 2014-12-16 
  3. ^ Gleek at the Double-Tongued Dictionary
  4. ^ a b John Abbott, Indian ritual and belief: the keys of power, Usha, 1984, ... A woman spits on a child to avert from it her own evil-eye ... 
  5. ^ S.W. Fallon (1879), A new Hindustani-English dictionary: with illustrations from Hindustani literature and folk-lore, Medical Hall Press, ... bohni ... the first money received during the day, or the first ready-money sale ... no credit being given as a rule for the article first sold ... many superstitious people will spit on ... bohni thoni, rad bala ... 
  6. ^ a b "Ptiu să nu te deochi" - an article about spitting against "deochi" in a Romanian newspaper
  7. ^ a b Revista de Superstitii si Obiceiuri Populare | Deochiul - superstitie sau adevar? (Deochi - superstition or truth?)
  8. ^ greekembassy.org
Saint-Butt soft-paste porcelain spitting bowl, "Famille verte", 1730-1740
A more prosaic polychromed toleware spittoon of the late 19th or early 20th century
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