April 22, 2020
Gleeking is the art of spraying saliva from the mouth. Though it is considered to be a form of spitting, the two things are quite different. Whereas saliva comes out in the form of an unsightly glob while spitting, in gleeking it comes out like a spray. Though as such it serves no purpose some people indulge in it for the fun of it or simply showing off their skill. Of course etiquette demands that the gleet spray should not be directed towards any person.
How to gleek?
Gleeking sometimes occurs on its own when the salivary gland beneath the tongue is compressed by chance while yawning widely, talking, cleaning teeth or even while eating. For people who have problems of excessive saliva, spontaneous gleeking while speaking or yawning can be a source of embarrassment.
But some people learn to gleek or gleet on purpose. It is a special talent that they can boast of among their friends to gain admiration. Learning to gleek requires a lot of practice and patience as it involves a complex set of movements of the tongue and the jaw. Success lies in discovering the correct sequence and timing of these movements through repeated trial. Once the skill is mastered, one can also gleek several feet away.
As the aim is to spray saliva from beneath the tongue, the first requirement to be successful is to collect enough saliva in the mouth. You need to be well hydrated to produce copious amounts of saliva so drink up water before you start practice. Sucking on sour candies is another way to produce lots of saliva. Another simple way to get enough saliva is to yawn a couple of times. Yawning produces lots of saliva naturally as it applies pressure on the salivary gland ducts.
The submandibular salivary glands lie beneath the lower jaw and produce maximum saliva. The duct opens beneath the tongue where it meets the floor of the mouth.
Breathe in deeply before you start as you need to exhale while you gleet if you want distance. Taking a deep breath also gives enough time for saliva to collect further. Once you have sufficient saliva, quickly flick your tongue to the roof of the mouth and jut your lower jaw out. You need to flex your tongue as hard as possible. Make sure it presses firmly behind the upper teeth on the roof of the mouth. This movement compresses the salivary ducts that open beneath the tongue and throws out the saliva as a spray. If you like you can observe yourself in the mirror while practicing to see how successful your attempts are.
What's the difference between gleek, gleaking and gleet?
Being a fun activity it is known by some very interesting names such as lizard spitting, venoming, gland glop, snake spitting and so on. Many people know it as gleeting, gleaking, glanding, glything and gleeping. A question often asked is whether there is any difference in gleek, gleaking and gleet. These are all the same thing, they are simply known by different names by different people.