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Do you lick the envelope when you mail something? 

41%
117 deviants said Yes, isn't that what you're supposed to do...? :?
39%
111 deviants said Yes, it's fun! :lol:
12%
34 deviants said No, I use water or only use envelopes that have adhesive.
6%
17 deviants said No, THAT'S GROSS D:!!
3%
8 deviants said No, I never mail things cause I'm not lame like you, gosh. (:cries:)

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TigerRose13 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
NOOOOOO.  They could get your DNA from the saliva and use it to track you if you lick the envelope.  (I watch way too much CSI and Criminal Minds...)
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skywilling Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Envelopes in Brazil have no adhesive, you have to put your own glue in them. :/
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012   Digital Artist
! Wow D: interesting!
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Darkness2399 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
As odd as it is i like the residual taste after licking the paste stuff. Granted i don't go nomming on it but its one of those unique... somethings i take enjoyment from.
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Haha, yea you can't taste it any where else so it's kind of fun to lick them :)
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TechnicolourCity Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Being the germophobe I am, usually I'll just tuck the tab into the envelope, or use water...The idea of touching someone's stale saliva isn't too appealing to me x____x
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Hahah, i assume you must have a letter opener too to keep your fingers away from potential saliva? XD
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TechnicolourCity Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Or whatever's handy >-<
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NooniePuuBunny Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Licking envelopes is one of those things...like peeling things, running a chain through your hand, rubbing something.... It just feels good and soothing.
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012   Digital Artist
mm i love peeling those cardboard pull tabs, like on a pocky box or something..
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NooniePuuBunny Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm gross, I like peeling my sunburn.
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012   Digital Artist
loool, yea peeling things is addictive, like picking at acne, UGH, so bad for skin but hard to resist >_>
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NooniePuuBunny Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ouch.
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Calliope5 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The taste of the glue on my tongue is strangely soothing. :rofl:
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012   Digital Artist
lol! Yea someone else said it was quite nostalgic!
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Papriko Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Yes, whenever I can actually be bothered sending something per mail. I don't get why people disdain it so much, it's really not horrible and doesn't leave a bad taste in your mouth.
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Some people have sensitive tongues or mouths i guess? I don't mind the taste but i guess if it tasted like something i didn't like i wouldn't want to lick it either >_<
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:iconrutana:
Rutana Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student Writer
yes, but I don't like it y.y
I'm too lazy and to scared though that I could mess up the envelope with water XD
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012   Digital Artist
XDDD when i used water i would use a q-tip! :)
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:iconrutana:
Rutana Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Writer
nice idea XD
I'll try that out next time
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xXYukiXx173 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student General Artist
i lick them when i was a kid but then somebody (can't remember who) that a mailman who licks them got cockroach eggs from them and it grew inside his tongue before ;_; and i got scared . . . so i use water now or i don't mail stuff cuz we have the net and stuff XD and it's kinda disgusting to receive one when you know there's saliva on it XP
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Haha I can't believe how wide spread that urban legend is! it's not true, cockroach eggs can't grow in your mouth silly: [link] XD

But if you don't like it still that's fine too, just don't tell people you believe in cockroach eggs in your mouth >_>
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xXYukiXx173 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student General Artist
ah is that so ^^ haha XD
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:iconmadrigles:
madrigles Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
I lick them unless I have like 50 of them to put in the mail.
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:iconshattered-earth:
Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   Digital Artist
you ever watch that simpsons episode where bart has to lick envelopes for detention? That's what that reminds me of lool
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:iconmadrigles:
madrigles Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Hahaha! I don't think I've seen that one.

One of the first tasks I had to do for one of my current employers is fold a paper bill, insert it into an envelope, seal it, and stamp it. Sometimes there would be like 50 in the mornings. Good thing they supplied us with these glue stick things. I could imagine getting a paper cut on my tongue from licking that many envelopes. That was a little over two years ago. I am now doing much more important tasks. :D

Oh and don't even ask me about paper cuts and working in a box factory. *cringe*
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Oh my god when i think of paper cut to the tongue i just cringe, so painful T_T. Glad that was never a risk for you lol!

And you worked in a box factory..?
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:iconmadrigles:
madrigles Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Yes, it was a most interesting experience. It's not something you would usually think about, how boxes are made. More to it than you would think. Oh man, and the size of the machines required to make them.

I recorded two videos with a potato back in mid-2008 when I worked there. [link] This one was taken at the end of the corrugator where all the corrugated stock (cardboard) is stacked and thus ready for the other machines. Where I stand is about 15 to 20 feet off the factory floor. It is about 300 feet long... maybe even longer. The corrugator combines three sheets of paper with heat, glue, and steam to make the stock. Top, middle, and bottom layers.

The corrugated stock is then fed into a flexo where it is printed on, cut, scored (fold lines), glued, stacked, packaged, and stacked on to pallets for shipment. [link]

And that's the simplified version of box production. :D

I always wondered what Solid Snake would do if he found himself in a box factory.
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:iconshattered-earth:
Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012   Digital Artist
There's also an episode of the simpsons where they go to the cardboard box factory LOL, this is hilarious.

Did you get perks? Like.. free boxes? I love free cardboard, it's so unexpectedly handy, like shipping that rarity print to you! XD

Man they should have a mini game with snake in a box factory..
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:iconmadrigles:
madrigles Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
You're a big Simpsons fan huh? Where's the Simpsons fan art?! :D

Yes, free boxes was one of the perks. There was always a big pile of the reject boxes we were able to freely take from.

I can't find anything in Google about Snake in a box factory! Ahhhh! Something of this sort needs to exist! Please make some fan art of Snake in a box factory! :)
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Haha, for some reason i don't draw fanart of western things, i don't think the simpsons would fit my style XD

If i had time i'd love to draw that cause it sounds hilarious but sigh, time..
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ShiningPirate Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I lick them :3 it's awesome
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012   Digital Artist
It's pretty fun @u@ unless.. unless i have a dry mouth that day >_<
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:iconmikaceous:
Mikaceous Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I lick envelopes even though they always give me paper cuts xD
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012   Digital Artist
omg a paper cut on your tongue? That sounds horrible D:!!
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:iconmikaceous:
Mikaceous Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not as bad as it sounds, I'm just a horrible klutz is all xD
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:iconshattered-earth:
Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012   Digital Artist
I can't imagine it not being horrible XD. But i'm a klutz too, i've even gotten cardboard cuts before >_<
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:iconmikaceous:
Mikaceous Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That doesn't sound like a lot of fun -_- I can't imagine that being as painful as a paper cut, though, because it's not as small?
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Yea, it hurts in a different way, it's duller but more achey instead of the weird sharp paper cut pain, dunno why :O
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:iconmikaceous:
Mikaceous Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugh, I hate aches, they hurt like hell and you don't have a physical cut to show for all of your pain Dx
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FieldCommanderPrinny Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I lick them...... :iconokayfaceplz: Though I hate the taste of it (cba to go find a sponge and it takes a second or two to lick the durn thing |Dc).
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Laziness overrides bad taste.. haha
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FieldCommanderPrinny Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ffff lol xDDD
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:iconmafiavamp:
MafiaVamp Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
I hate the taste, so I wet my fingers and run them along the sticky part.
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:iconshattered-earth:
Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Yup i get that.. what if they were flavored :O!
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:iconmafiavamp:
MafiaVamp Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Uhm... I think I'd be suspicious nonethless :D Then again, maybe because of that more people would write letters.
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:iconshattered-earth:
Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Hahaha, just to have a chance to lick the strip XD
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:iconmafiavamp:
MafiaVamp Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Yes :giggle: Though people might get addicted... :shifty:
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:iconmadrigles:
madrigles Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
You might like this. [link]
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:iconshattered-earth:
Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   Digital Artist
oh god lol, i wonder if they actively tasted good, i'd want to just lick them D:
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