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Old 12-02-10, 05:09 PM
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Are chewing gum and bubble gum the same thing?

Are chewing gum and bubble gum different names for the same thing? My wife was raised to believe that they are separate products with very separate uses. Chewing gum for when you wanted to chew, bubble gum for when you wanted to blow bubbles (/end Michael Jackson joke that was tired in the 80's).

Where/when I grew up, they were just different names for the same thing and you used them interchangeably. I've done a general poll at work, and it is about 50/50. I just wanted to broaden the search and see what Otter thought.
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Re: Are chewing gum and bubble gum the same thing?

Did you know you can blow bubbles with chewing gum? - CBS Cares
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Re: Are chewing gum and bubble gum the same thing?

NO- they are not the same thing

Bubble gum is usualy pink - Bazooka Bubble Gum
chewing gum is putty color- Jucy Fruit-
you can blow bubbles with each but bubble gum is better ( larger bubbles)
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Re: Are chewing gum and bubble gum the same thing?

I would say bubble gum is a specialized type of chewing gum.
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Re: Are chewing gum and bubble gum the same thing?

Chewing gum comes in stick form. Bubble gum comes in...non-stick form.
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Re: Are chewing gum and bubble gum the same thing?

Maybe some day they'll invent this internet thingy where you can quickly search for answers to questions like this. Until then, we live under a shroud of mystery. A veritable information dark age.
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Re: Are chewing gum and bubble gum the same thing?

Originally Posted by movie diva View Post
chewing gum is putty color- Jucy Fruit-
Big Red would like a word with you.

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Re: Are chewing gum and bubble gum the same thing?

I never noticed a difference, and still blow bubbles whenever I chew chewing gun. I think bubble gum is just the flavor, and maybe slightly larger than a stick of chewing gum.
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Re: Are chewing gum and bubble gum the same thing?

Originally Posted by andicus View Post
I would say bubble gum is a specialized type of chewing gum.
This
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Re: Are chewing gum and bubble gum the same thing?

Bubble Gum is a type of Chewing Gum.

You can blow bubbles with most any gum, but Bubble Gum produces larger bubbles.
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Re: Are chewing gum and bubble gum the same thing?

Originally Posted by stp115 View Post
bubble gum for when you wanted to blow bubbles (/end Michael Jackson joke that was tired in the 80's).
You know if your gonna clock block our attempts at humor we won't answer your question.
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Re: Are chewing gum and bubble gum the same thing?

They are both annoying.

Especially when used by someone on the other end of the land line.
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Re: Are chewing gum and bubble gum the same thing?

Bubble gum is sweet or fruity ...

Chewing gum is minty or "breath freshening" ...

(Although I do like the "stick-shaped/other shapes" theory.)
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Re: Are chewing gum and bubble gum the same thing?

There is difference. Though, I stopped chewing both years ago.
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Re: Are chewing gum and bubble gum the same thing?

Originally Posted by stp115 View Post
Chewing gum for when you wanted to chew, bubble gum for when you wanted to blow bubbles (/end Michael Jackson joke that was tired in the 80's).
I never heard that joke before. Got a out of it. Got to tell my friends that joke now. You might have hoped it was dead but its been zombified.
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Re: Are chewing gum and bubble gum the same thing?

Originally Posted by kstublen View Post
Bubble Gum is a type of Chewing Gum.

You can blow bubbles with most any gum, but Bubble Gum produces larger bubbles.
This
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Re: Are chewing gum and bubble gum the same thing?

All bubble gum is chewing gum, but not all chewing gum is bubble gum.

Originally Posted by Abob Teff View Post
Bubble gum is sweet or fruity ...

Chewing gum is minty or "breath freshening"
How do you explain Juicy Fruit, then?
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Re: Are chewing gum and bubble gum the same thing?

Bubble gum is softer and more pliable than chewing gum in order to facilitate the blowing of bubbles. Regular chewing gum is harder and thicker. One can still create bubbles with regular chewing gum, but they tend to be small and break easily.
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Re: Are chewing gum and bubble gum the same thing?

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
Bubble gum is softer and more pliable than chewing gum in order to facilitate the blowing of bubbles. Regular chewing gum is harder and thicker. One can still create bubbles with regular chewing gum, but they tend to be small and break easily.
Also, bubble gum has a little latex added to make the bubble stronger, allowing you to blow bigger bubbles.
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Re: Are chewing gum and bubble gum the same thing?

Skip 'em both, and just kick ass!

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Re: Are chewing gum and bubble gum the same thing?

No, they are not.
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Re: Are chewing gum and bubble gum the same thing?



Beat me to it Bus.
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Re: Are chewing gum and bubble gum the same thing?

Originally Posted by MWB View Post
All bubble gum is chewing gum, but not all chewing gum is bubble gum.



How do you explain Juicy Fruit, then?
Uh ... swamp gas, swamp gas reflecting of of Venus ... uh ...
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Re: Are chewing gum and bubble gum the same thing?

So, there's enough of a consensus that I've told my wife she was right. But now I have this image of Clint asking for Hubba Bubba offscreen that is messing with my mental picture of Dirty Harry.

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