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Q: Why do Chinese people spit so much?

9 years 33 weeks ago in  Culture - China

 
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One Chinese scholar told me it is because China only has 5,000 years of history and needs another 5,000 to become civilized.

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gotts stop it some how. govt should barn spitting on public places

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Haha that's a good question. I've pondered myself whether Chinese people have bigger or more active saliva producing glands or something. The conclusion I've come to: growing up, they just didn't have a strict mama drilling it into them that it's rude to spit. In fact, their mama probably spat all the time , even on the living room floor so how can kids learn if they don't have someone to set an example? That's what I think at least.

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Great dilemma: Chinese people are obsessed about staying clean...as in, staying clean inside, which is amusing, because it means dirtying every thing else around them.

And with the pollution here, who cares anyways..we're all gonna die young.

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Chinese people (and Asians in general) suffer from what's known as phlegmatosis, or hyperactive mucous membranes which over-produce the glycoproteins that create phlegm, or mucous.

Only joking!!

It's due to excessive dust, pollution, and the innate fear of ingesting any bacteria that may lead to the dreaded 'gan mao'.

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One Chinese scholar told me it is because China only has 5,000 years of history and needs another 5,000 to become civilized.

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The air in clean provinces is still equal to half a pack of cigarettes a day. Also, what Martin said.

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Pfffffft!!!!

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They always say they have a long history and blablabla but look at their behaviors.

Non educated

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why do most Chinese men smoke?

dont they know the dangers of smoking?lack of education when it comes to smoking?

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