Chewing, Slurping, Humming: Which Habit Drives You Nuts?

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The sound of your grandma slurping soup. Or maybe it's your co-worker chewing with his mouth open, or your girlfriend humming.

These types of noises drive a lot of us nuts. But people with a condition called misophonia are more than just annoyed, The New York Times reports. They are sent into an "instantaneous, blood-boiling rage."

"The reaction is irrational," Adah Siganoff, 52, of Alpine, Calif., told the Times, adding that she can no longer eat with her husband.

The condition usually begins in late childhood or early adolescence and worsens over time, according to the paper, and there is "no known effective treatment," meaning that there is little you can do to deal with the problem.

But -- having known some seriously fussy people -- we're wondering if this is an actual "condition," or just party poopers being way too uptight. When we tear into a bag of chips, it gets a little noisy. Who cares?

On that note, we'll get back to munching away at our breakfast.

Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/06/health/06annoy.h...

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  • Ayah Issa Bingo's... 2011/09/12 13:58:42
    Ayah Issa
    Yeah I do, lol, Im not offended, nor would i have been offended, I was just joking....
  • Ayah Issa Bingo's... 2011/09/12 03:48:35
    Ayah Issa
    I noticed you are scorpio, so im sure that has somehting to do with us being similar.
  • Bingo's... Ayah Issa 2011/09/12 13:05:33
    Bingo's Faddah
    Sorry but I don't subscribe to such things.

    Now, how come you can express yourself so well in English? Seems to me you're actually able to think in that language.
  • shadow.... Ayah Issa 2011/09/12 03:44:01
    he does have pretty eyes >.<
  • Ayah Issa shadow.... 2011/09/12 03:46:52
    Ayah Issa
    Totally, and i just noticed clean ears as well
  • apachehellfire65 2011/09/11 13:57:23
    Noisy chewing
    not really though. you need a other option. what really bugs me is people who correct other people's grammar!
  • Linnster apacheh... 2011/09/11 16:12:19
    It's "another" not a other.
  • apacheh... Linnster 2011/09/11 17:58:35
    thank you for proving my point.
  • Linnster apacheh... 2011/09/11 18:02:31
    My pleasure.
  • apacheh... Linnster 2011/09/11 18:03:08
    that's the sad part.
  • Linnster apacheh... 2011/09/11 18:08:51
    No, the sad part is that people have no command of their language.
  • ILuvMonkeys 2011/09/11 13:37:38
  • Alley Cat ILuvMon... 2011/09/11 16:16:18
    Alley Cat
    I chew discreetly because I smoke and deal with students all day long. It also pisses me off so I've managed to hide it between my cheek and gum. Embarrassing though, I must admit, that it has happened that I was so excited that it jumped right out - to everyones amusement.
  • ILuvMon... Alley Cat 2011/09/11 18:40:53
  • Alley Cat ILuvMon... 2011/09/12 03:57:54
    Alley Cat
  • Pamu 2011/09/11 13:33:51
    Noisy chewing
    Noisy chewing just drives me mad.
  • Ayah Issa 2011/09/11 13:31:11
    Heavy breathing
    Ayah Issa
    Also, sweating. i know its something not controlled, but you can try and not bring attention to it. I once went to school, and sat down next to this girl for French class. She turned to me, and was like OMG im sweating like a pig, i didnt see wnaything. Then she put her arms up so I could see the big sweat stain on her armpit area. I was so disqusted. Another time, this other girl went to the board, and I went up after her to solve a problem. And the marker she used was wet, because she sweated so much. i tried to change the marker with the excuse that i like the other color better. And I cant stand to be near anyone whos breathing really heavily, especially when they come really close. And im not talking after they walk a marathon, but after they walk up some steps!
  • ILuvMon... Ayah Issa 2011/09/11 13:44:13 (edited)
  • Ayah Issa ILuvMon... 2011/09/11 14:22:35
    Ayah Issa
    ugh, please tell me you are joking! lol
  • ILuvMon... Ayah Issa 2011/09/11 14:32:33
  • Ayah Issa ILuvMon... 2011/09/11 15:57:45
    Ayah Issa
    i CANT stand my sweat, and i am a girl. I live with it 100 percent of the time. Its horrible, and nasty, cant live a day without deodrent. Dont know how it was so hard to make it a habit, lol
  • ILuvMon... Ayah Issa 2011/09/11 16:09:46
  • Ayah Issa ILuvMon... 2011/09/11 16:24:34
    Ayah Issa
    No I didnt, sorry its not juice, when it smells like Paki food. At least thats how mine smells like, ugh, lol. But I love paki food, so I make sure im scentless all the time, so that way its not a turnoff from paki food! lol
  • ILuvMon... Ayah Issa 2011/09/11 18:50:13
  • Aly Hart 2011/09/11 13:30:01
    Noisy chewing
    Aly Hart
    Gum chewing&heavy; breathing are pretty damn annoying too.
  • xxAriesxx 2011/09/11 13:21:23
    Depends on my mood, though. Sometimes all of the above.
  • kotabear 2011/09/11 12:40:39
    Heavy breathing
    and sniffling. OMG -_____-
  • Little Miss Ncis 2011/09/11 11:48:54
    Noisy chewing
    Little Miss Ncis
    Especially when i'm watching TV!
  • I NEED A HORSE 2011/09/11 11:35:21
  • ellomotto I NEED ... 2011/09/11 17:02:11
    Congradulations! congradulations
  • I NEED ... ellomotto 2011/09/11 17:26:42
  • KB 2011/09/11 11:22:57
    Although the sounds of others peeing, people scraping butter on their toast, sneezing more than twice in a row, brushing their teeth, and being obnoxious in general is more so higher up on my list
  • ruisoares65 2011/09/11 11:20:42
    Gum chewing
  • Comment... ruisoar... 2011/09/11 13:44:02
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    Gum chewing with an open mouth. Just nasty.

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