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Our Streets Are Suffering From A Monstrous Plague Of Chewing Gum Blotches

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I found myself in agreement with this. Have I become a grumpy old man, or is this a pet hate of others?

Telegraph article

I'd have no problem following Singapore and banning it completely, to be quite honest. If people can't behave sensibly with it then they shouldn't be allowed it.

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A while ago my town put up some "gum boards" - panels bearing pictures of celebratory hate-figures and the like - for people to stick their gum to instead of leaving it on the road.

I can't say having a load of chewing-gum-encrusted pictures of Tony Blair dotted around town at eye / chest height was a massive improvement. 

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If people can't behave sensibly with it then they shouldn't be allowed it.

Thats ultimately why everything will be banned. A small stupid minority will always ruin things for the sensible majority.

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Cover the ground in ugly tarmac and terribly un atractive pavements, then moan about how it's unsightly to have chewing gum on top of them.

Aren't crazy humans great?

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Bio degradable gum to be invented?

No need. There are plenty of industrial-strength chewing-gum remover solvents.

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No need. There are plenty of industrial-strength chewing-gum remover solvents.

pity the poor soles.

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Thats ultimately why everything will be banned. A small stupid minority will always ruin things for the sensible majority.

This is quite true and, in truth, quite sad. On balance I'd actually prefer very stict and harsh enforecement of the laws against littering but that is never going to happen. That being the case, banning gum is the next best thing and hardly a great hardship when it comes right down to it.

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No need. There are plenty of industrial-strength chewing-gum remover solvents.

But that requires expenditure to acquire it and even more for people to use it remove the gum.

Just ban gum - simple and easy answer.

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But that requires expenditure to acquire it and even more for people to use it remove the gum.

Just ban gum - simple and easy answer.

You cannot ban anything. Even the Ten Commandments have failed.

What we need is a useful rumour such as eating the gum rather than spitting it out increases certain vital measurements.

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But that requires expenditure to acquire it and even more for people to use it remove the gum.

Just ban gum - simple and easy answer.

Singapore? :huh:

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You cannot ban anything. Even the Ten Commandments have failed.

What we need is a useful rumour such as eating the gum rather than spitting it out increases certain vital measurements.

Agreed entirely. Banning gum, however, would be very easy and very effective. It's not something which is going to result in a huge black market because it isn't addictive like drugs and doesn't have a strong cultural and social element like alcohol. No one will miss it and you aren't going to get yardies shooting one another to control the Wrigleys supply on the local chav estate.

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Who throws gum on the pavement? I don't, I don't know anyone who would, but still a lot of people must be doing it.

Does anyone here know somebody who does?

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