Let Us Not Take For Granted The Human Tongue!
April 14, 2016 3:21pm CST
This article is all about the wonderful tasks of the human tongue. If we examine closely our tongues even without the aid of a microscope, we see that its surface is covered with rough BUMPS called papillae similar to sandpapers. It is one of the most sensitive parts of the human body. What are the functions of the human tongue? Here they are: 1. TALKING: The tongue and the mouth have to work together to produce human voice. Have you ever imagined a tongue-less mouth or a mouth-less tongue? That would be funny. 2. TASTING: It transmits to the brain the taste of everything. It determines if a thing is sour, sweet, bitter, salty, or it tastes funny. 3. To MOISTEN: In the old days before e-mails became a reality, the tongue was used to moisten postage stamps and small mailing envelopes. The tongue can moisten anything under the sun. 4. To EXPRESS ANGER: Many people use their tongues instead of their middle fingers to express anger and to get even in a moderate way by pointing and wagging it toward the person or persons that hurt their feelings. Most young Filipinos wag their tongues instead of pointing upward their middle fingers to express anger or to get even. 5. LICKING: We could never enjoy the flavor of the month ice cream without taking our time licking it! In fact, Kentucky Fried Chicken even considered licking to mean tasty or yummy by coining this popular expression – “finger-licking-good.” These are the primary tasks of the human tongue. A word of caution or warning to those who love to lick anything that looks tasty or yummy: Use your discretion or common sense! Don’t just lick a thing that looks so irresistible to lick. You may regret it in the end. Have a wonderful day!
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• Calgary, Alberta
16 Apr 16
@DianneN I was watching at our 2 young grandsons eating ice cream vanilla the other day. "Keep licking, boys . . your ice cream is melting fast!" I told them. And they licked their ice cream double time. They gave me the idea to write about the human tongue. While I was writing it - - Michael Douglas came to my mind. That is the reason why I am warning every one not lick every thing under the sun!