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Re: vile manners


From: Maggie White (mwhiteaz_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Nov 21 2002 - 15:23:32 PST

Wow, I thought this was just a "rez thing--" the hock and spit. The
boys and men do it all the time here. I tell the boys that it's akin to
dogs peeing on a fencepost to mark their territory.


Alix Peshette wrote:
> Hi,
> Interesting thread! I've been pondering the issue of spitting for a couple of years. I've even asked a few of my middle school classes, mostly boys, why they do it. They give me weird pseudo-physical answers about 'needing' to clear their throat, etc. When I point out that girls don't seem to have that need, they laugh uneasily. I suspect that it's an 'in' guy thing. Correct me if I'm way off base here, guys!