Chomp! Chomp! Whoosh! Pop! Who doesn’t love a big wad of bubblegum?
Maybe it’s the forbidden quality of the stuff. Dentists warn that the great gooey gobs can bungle bridgework, crumble crowns, and flip out fillings. Orthodontists ban bubblegum for brace-wearers. And we all know no one looks exactly alluring with a big sticky bubble erupting from the face and popping all over the cheeks, chin, and nose.
OK, I admit it's pretty gross to see someone reach up and tug on a honking hunk of gum with his or her fingers. Maybe that's stretching the bubblegum thing a bit too far.
Vintage public domain photo