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:
> 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!