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Chewing gum stuck to clothes, how do you get it off?

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Isn't it wonderful when you come home from a night out, or if you have been to work on the bus, train or whatever and you find a big ugly lump of chewing gum stuck to your clothes?

Try Lydia's method below - this really works!

This really annoys me because there is absolutely no excuse for it.  Chewing gum comes with this really convenient bit of silver foil that you can be used to tidily dispose of it once you are done.  Why then, must some ignoramuses out there go around sticking their gum on seats or other similar places, where it is likely to get stuck to someone else's clothes?  It's just anti-social and there is absolutely no need for it.

Chewing gum pollution is a big problem for councils around the country. I shudder to think how much of our council taxes go towards cleaning this stuff off the street just because somebody couldn't be bothered to put it in the bin.  Okay, it tastes great and I freely admit to chewing gum on occasion myself, so I'm not saying it should be banned or anything like that.  There is even a chewing gum on the market, which the makers say can enhance the breasts; now I guess we know what Britney Spears has been up to!  Absolutely bizarre that one like, but apparently it does have some useful medical properties.

But please, for the sake of the rest of us, dispose of your chewing gum sensibly when you have finished and help keep Britain tidy!

Wrigleys chewing gum stuck to your clothes

Chewing gum removal - how to get it out of clothes

"Put washing up liquid on the chewing gum (if spread in) and then add salt. With another piece of fabric rub against the thread of the garment. It really works!!" - Lydia

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pjl

pjl

Washing liguid and a lot of salt works. I used my finger nail to scrape at it for a good while (3 mins?) but the gum came off eventually. Thanks for the tip.
pjl
11th Mar 17 13:07

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Vote Ukip

Rumor has it that Samson (Delilah's too busy to post) is in Doncaster to attend Ukip's party conference hoping for the chance to meet Nigel Farage, his hero.
Vote Ukip
26th Sep 14 23:15

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boblet

boblet

Over the years I have had my eyes opened to folk in certain jobs or positions. Any discretionary power they have is usually abused. What I find amusing, is when you accuse them of such abuse, they hold their hands up in horror. Me they exclaim. not me. It has made me the sceptic that I am.
boblet
24th Sep 14 16:35

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Samson (Delilah's too busy to post)

Samson (Delilah's too busy to post)

Boblet, Its a sad day when one of our own cannot take a little criticism. I'm actually disappointed with admin about it.

Vote USHIT, From the man himself
Samson (Delilah's too busy to post)
24th Sep 14 15:42

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Samson, Scottish, wher do you get this info from?
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24th Sep 14 15:22

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boblet

boblet

"samson" It is called censorship. It is how certain persons, who shall remain nameless erase, manipulate or filter data. In order to end up with only their likes in the final analyse.
boblet
24th Sep 14 14:45

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Samson (Delilah's too busy to post)

Samson (Delilah's too busy to post)

Erm.....He's Scottish, so I highly doubt it. Next?
Samson (Delilah's too busy to post)
24th Sep 14 13:25

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No, honestly Samson, he knows you've been playing silly beggers and saying nasty things about Ukip supporters ( has it occured to you he may be one). Why don't you test it out by slagging admin off again?
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24th Sep 14 12:36

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Samson (Delilah's too busy to post)

Samson (Delilah's too busy to post)

Thank you for giving us all the benefit of your valuable insight.

Frighteningly that post is probably the only one you've ever written on here that has any basis in reality whatsoever.

Give yourself a pat on the head before morning play break is over!
Samson (Delilah's too busy to post)
24th Sep 14 11:47

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Samson, It's not because of the admin crit, it's because he just don't like you !!!
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24th Sep 14 10:24

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Samson (Delilah's too busy to post)

Samson (Delilah's too busy to post)

Interesting that the comment I posted on here criticising admin for not doing anything about the welsh thread has mysteriously disappeared.

Seems that admin can act when it suits them!
Samson (Delilah's too busy to post)
24th Sep 14 08:48

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boblet

boblet

C. Normal banter & riposte of which your posts sadly lack are grist to my mill.
Get your act together old boy. I am sure between our three posts we can plumb greater depths. I am trying to work out your age oldboy. My sister used to be chummy with the yanks from both Seeland & Burtonwood air bases. Hence my experience of chewy. Wrigleys chewy has been around for quite a while "Beechnut" was one "Spearmint" another. Bazooka was bubbly. How the pink stuff used to get in my hair I do not know, but it did. If your pallet ever slips during a meal with the bride, a cob of chewy is an ideal fixative.
boblet
23rd Sep 14 20:14

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collar

collar

Boblet old chap, you are most fortunate to have two goes a day, poor Collar has been knocked back to one again - perhaps someone had a little moan? I was overtaken by the tasty chew-gum bug when It first came over with our US cousins but quickly realised that I only got flavor for a brief time, feed me this stuff all day, when the seller got it for me. Any problems like inadequate packing to wrap the spent chew-gums in or taking ages to chew a stick resulted in offensive markage to flannels or blocking of teeth. I was also a bit scared that these Yanks that were so dandy had my girlfiend's mobile number. I always eat-up promptly and that is the trick I got to avoid the mess. I am no longer a chewer of these products.
As I have said Collar cannot answer your feedsback due to restrictions on here.
Poor Collar.
collar
23rd Sep 14 11:06

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boblet

boblet

I have had a run in with admin in the past Z. A guy was griping about his VW making a whistling noise. My pet hate is jerry cars so I asked him what tune it was whistling? I think if you take the plss out of certain gripers they complain.
boblet
22nd Sep 14 14:04

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Zanni

Zanni

That was funny B.

Have you asked why you are being limited when some ramble on for ever and are also frequently offensive or insulting to other posters? If you don't get a reply on the site , I think you can mail admin to ask
Zanni
22nd Sep 14 11:48

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