Thank you for your many years of support. We want to share the news with you that after much consideration, will cease operations in its present format on October 15th. We appreciate your meaningful contributions over the years.
Back to Active Questions

Active Questions

Why do people chew with their mouths open? Is it because they watched their parents do it?
Jokes, Polls & Anything Else / 8:13 PM - Friday October 22, 2010

Why do people chew with their mouths open? Is it because they watched their parents do it?

I think it is every parents responsibility to teach their kids good table manners early on in life.

- Asked by int24h, A Career Man, Male, 36-45, Alternative Medicine

Read more about the Rating System

i'm in agreement with you. i have noticed though that it seems to be cultural thing so what may we nasty to some, may be normal to others.

- Response by kungfudewd, A Career Man, Male, 36-45, Who Cares?

Rating Received:

What is taught, is learned,
and passed on to the next
generation as well.

- Response by lakotaindiangirl, A Creative, Female, Who Cares?, Consulting

Rating Received:

Community Rating: Community Star mother has done that for years. She talks with her mouth full of food and shovels it in while she is talking. Disgusting.

None of her siblings do it though

- Response by scooper, A Sportif, Female, 46-55, Dallas, Who Cares?

Rating Received:

You're asking people who pick their nose with their THUMBS?

- Response by A Couch Potato, Male, 56-65, Who Cares?

Rating Received:

My brother began imitating my father as a joke and now he does it all the time without even knowing he's doing it. It's soooo annoying

- Response by momof4, A Creative, Female, 46-55, Administrative

Rating Received:

I think a lot of bad behaviors people use come from their parents. Poor table manners is only one area where this happens.

- Response by electragold21, A Thinker, Female, 29-35, New York, Teaching

Rating Received:

My horse does that and he loses a lot of the best stuff on the ground. I don't imagine I can teach him now.

- Response by chesterdad, An Intellectual Guy, Male, 66 or older, San Francisco

Rating Received:

I agree with you 100%. All children should be taught table manners. There is nothing I hate to see more than elbows on the table and hear smacking and chewing with their mouths wide open. But then again, I see a lot of parents doing it too. I sometimes think children do it because they have a stuffy nose and cannot breathe unless they have their mouths open while they eat. That is my only guess.

- Response by 3wiltedroses, A Player, Female, Who Cares?, Self-Employed

Rating Received:

I also think the parents should teach their children correct table manners. I guess they don't because they weren't taught bu theie parents. Sad situation.

- Response by mrsjack, A Thinker, Female, 66 or older

Rating Received: