Spitting Dust?

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  1. Hummer macrumors 65816

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    I've noticed that a lot of people (including myself) on occasion will spit out dust (not literally), but it almost looks like they're spitting out a snow flake and I'm just like what?! especially when I do it. Anyone else notice this?
     
  2. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    I honestly have no idea what you're talking about and am as confused as I could possibly be. Mind trying again?
     
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Perhaps he means spittle?

    Drink more water, smokey.
     
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    I haven't had an opportunity to use this in a while - thanks! :cool:
     
  5. calculus Guest

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    I have no idea what this is about either...

    I have however heard of spitting feathers
     
  6. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Exactly what I was thinking. Nothing a nice beer doesn't solve. ;)
     
  7. Telp macrumors 68040

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    Uhh...I am going to have to agree with every one else here. what the hell you talkin bout man? Care to give it another try? a different explanation :)
     
  8. Hummer thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Someone can be talking and all of a sudden instead of wet spit flying out what looks like a tiny snowflake or dust will fly out and gently fall down to the floor. Nothing big or anything but instead of wet spit you have this fluffy white poof. Imagine you have foam around your mouth, you blow and you see the foam flying everywhere, well that's what it looks like except 100 times less than if you were to have foam on and around your mouth.
     
  9. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    To be honest, I try not to spit all over someone when I'm talking to them – maybe that's just me though... :eek:
     
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  11. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Wow, just wow.
     

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  12. calculus Guest

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    You're quite posh for a northerner...
     
  13. Dagless macrumors Core

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    ... spitting out snowflake like bits that float to the ground? :confused:
     
  14. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I'm a Yorkshireman, don't forget. There's no way I'm giving my spittle away for free.
     
  15. calculus Guest

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    Let alone any snowflakes...
     
  16. Hummer thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I must illustrate now, I'm sure you guys have seen it. Or maybe it's just a New York City thing.

    Okay it's attached. That little thing I drew is the "snow flake." At random times some people will be talking and the "snow flake" will just pop out of their mouth and gently fall to the ground. It's happened to me like twice, but I've seen others do it numerous times. I'm thinking it could be from dry chapped lips, but it's still pretty funny when it happens.
     

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  17. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    never heard of this. or seen it, or maybe I still don't understand what you are trying to say.:confused:
     
  18. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    OK, so you have some people who form saliva in the corner of their mouth while they talk. It just kinda foams up there, and occasionally a bit flies out. If it's dry, it's probably just that it's been sitting on their lip for a while waiting to fling out at you.

    I've had talks with previous co-workers where I spent the whole time dodging this stuff.

    It's just spit. Even dried spit is still spit.

    If it's not spit, then perhaps it's a bit of food that's been waiting to fly out. Try drinking something or brushing your teeth after you finish eating :D
     
  19. Hummer thread starter macrumors 65816

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  20. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    Where's my free iMac? :p

    OK, if you're on a budget, I'll take a new iPod Classic or something like that ;)

    Anyway, glad to help.
     
  21. j3nsen macrumors member

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    Wow, easily the most random thread I've read in a while.. I had no clue what you were talking about in the beginning.
     
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    I know exactly what you are talking about, but I won't even try to type it out and risk confusing people even more.
     

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