What happened spittoon?
While spittoons are still made, they are no longer commonly found in public places (except as decorations). There are a few companies that currently make spittoons for users of smokeless tobacco, such as MudJug, Spitbud, and Mud Bud by DC Crafts Nation.
What is a spittoon diver?
Spittoon diver: Somebody that has the curiosity and stupidity to try to figure out if they drown in water. . . multiple times. It’s kind of like an inbred drowning himself in his own spit. It’s literally just called a spit bucket; some will also call it a dump bucket or a spittoon—but spit bucket is the common name.
What are brass spittoons?
A spittoon is a bowl or other container that’s made for spitting into. Spittoons are fairly old fashioned — in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it was common to find public spittoons, usually made of brass, in places like banks and hotels.
What is a Cuspidor used for in dentistry?
Comprised of a bowl or cup where patients can expectorate or spit out particles and liquids that have accumulated in their mouth, the dental cuspidor holds a special place in the dentist’s office. When buying dental cuspidors, the main considerations usually include their water efficiency, size, and sanitation.
Who first used tobacco?
Tobacco was first discovered by the native people of Mesoamerica and South America and later introduced to Europe and the rest of the world. Tobacco had already long been used in the Americas by the time European settlers arrived and took the practice to Europe, where it became popular.
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What is a cuspidor used for in dentistry?
Do dentists still use spittoons?
We no longer have spittoons/cuspidors in our office. If a patient needs to rinse and spit we simply have them use a disposable cup that they can hold up to their mouth and spit into. The spit strings still happen but at least they are just on the disposable bib.