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Disgusting Habits.

There have been many lengthy essays on & much discussion on the dunking of biscuits: which are the best varieties, can it be carried out in company, should it be tea, coffee or even milk.

I would like to propose the non-dunk dunk as an alternative.

Take a large bite of whichever biscuit turns you on at the time but please DO NOT CHEW, then take a large slurp of whichever beverage is rocking your boat, and there you have it, the equivalent of the dunked biscuit without any of the glares of shocked polite society or the risk of a pile of soggy rich tea down the front of your jummy.

Result! Admittedly you lose that certain frisson of excitement that you get with a full frontal dunk, but sometimes need must!

Ms B


4 Responses

  1. Is this just one of your strange habits Ms. B. or have you gone a bit Heston?

  2. This Blog has a refined iInternational readership: this sort of behaviour is setting a very bad example.

  3. I am with you Ms. B, your approach sounds like a good one. The goo at the bottom of the mug is never delectable, although we swig it anyway not wanting to be wasteful with good confections. Although pulling this maneuver off without spitting the whole thing out, or choking and then spitting it out, perhaps on the person sitting across from one, I have been the recipient of such a spray by offspring Chickenpoet on one rather loud occasion, but we won’t go into that now, where was I? Oh yes, managing to swallow seems like it might be difficult for those of us with delicate palates. Maybe if tinsy bites were taken….

  4. Now, I like a good dunk but here you have knocked it on the head. For events such as after weddings and funerals I do your bite then swig thing to save any ‘looks’. Been doing it for years.

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