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Can I spit if a fly goes in my mouth?

Post 21

Aries (ACE + Badger)

I think you've gone a little off track here.

The Question : Can I spit if a fly goes in my mouth?
The Answer: No, it is forbidden by the house rules

However you may swallow or dribble it out as there is nothing in the house rules about that .As for letting it in your mouth, I think the taste would put me off, forget about nutritional value.


Can I spit if a fly goes in my mouth?

Post 22

FridgeMagnet

I agree on your comment on taste. Although I have to say I personnaly have never had fly, so I can't speak from experience, but I would immagine that, given the eating habits of flies, the taste of fly meat is nothing if not putrid!!
However, it's nice to see a bit of lateral thinking as to methods of getting rid of said creature in the event of 'oral entry' (if I may put it that way), and thanks for reminding us of the house rules.
One question though...does it matter if we spit, given that, at least for the most part, on the net,no-one can see you, spit, swallow or otherwise!!

PS I really do worry about the direction of the human race sometimes. That we should even be discussing this subject at all, at any length, is, to say the least, a cause for allarm. (As I write this, a little voice in my head is telling me that I consciously participated in this madness too....)


Can I spit if a fly goes in my mouth?

Post 23

Aries (ACE + Badger)

Yes the situation is mad. As you said no-one sees you spit so don't post to a conversation and say *I just spat a fly out of my mouth* or similar. Anyway, I want to know what kind of person has their mouth open long enough to let a fly in?


Can I spit if a fly goes in my mouth?

Post 24

Belle {Stunning red-head, more insane than brilliant, really... Keeper of the Top Ten lists...CDN}

You should read Stories From the Vynal Cafe by Stuart McLean. Very funny fly-swallowing story. It involves tai-chi, a lamp, hiccups...


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Post 25

Jab [Since 29th November 2002]

Logout... ...Login

smiley - ok


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Post 26

Aries (ACE + Badger)

Yikessed!

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Post 27

Jab [Since 29th November 2002]

Yikessed?

For what? Pointing out if people need to break the house rules, they need to logout, then may come back.

So many levels on h2g2, do I wish to read about:-

1. Programmers, TLA 'R' us threads.
2. Silly, dribble,
3. Peoples religion.
4... etc. etc. It's on h2g2.

DON'T PANIC!

smiley - smiley


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Post 28

Aries (ACE + Badger)

You are the one who's panicking!
smiley - laugh


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Post 29

matre'de bot

was the old lady who swallowed the fly a resercher for this site and therefor died from following the o spitting rule??

titanicbarney


Can I spit if a fly goes in my mouth?

Post 30

Jab [Since 29th November 2002]

Don't panic the smiley - sheep then "ACE"


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Post 31

matre'de bot

is it not strange that there is a rule that there is no spitting but not a rule that says do not at any time panic


Can I spit if a fly goes in my mouth?

Post 32

Jab [Since 29th November 2002]

Maybe we could add to what 'DNA' was getting at?

The "Don't panic" rule...

Say: "Stay calm."
If you use the word panic, people panic smiley - yikes

Narr... 'DNA' was right! It's funny smiley - biggrin

Logout... smiley - run


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Post 33

Aries (ACE + Badger)

Good idea!


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Post 34

Jab [Since 29th November 2002]

What is a good idea? smiley - erm

Thinking about 'the guide' from the TV series, was it not shown as a device not unlike today's palm/pocket PC fingimagigs? Also Star Treck has same idea? See it first in Sc-fi smiley - bigeyes

No spitting is a good rule, but what of fly in mouth, may we smiley - drool as we suffer? Best I check back-log for Euro-rules smiley - biggrin


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Post 35

Aries (ACE + Badger)

I meant changing Don't Panic to Stay Calm.


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Post 36

Jab [Since 29th November 2002]

Wonder what 'DNA' would have said in everyday life...

Don't Panic! / Stay Calm.

smiley - towel


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Post 37

Aries (ACE + Badger)

Hmm I wonder


Can I spit if a fly goes in my mouth?

Post 38

Researcher 224641

You could try swallowing it. Flies are an excellent source of nutrition. That many amphibians, birds, canines, felines and reptiles can be wrong!


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Post 39

Aries (ACE + Badger)

Indeed they can be wrong. Flies, although nutritious are very small and you would have to eat a helluva lot of them to make any difference.


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Post 40

Peter J

You may spit if you are a Vegetarium type person and them must use a doggy bag or similar. The disposal of the bag my be your next problem.

P.


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