Licked an Envelope and Cut My Tongue
10 Jan 09
you got a paper cut, my friend. =) sometimes the paper's edges can be very sharp. i used to lick envelopes too. but i read an e-mail about these envelopes being stored and sometimes rats pee on them. and then somebody got an infection for licking an envelope that had rat's urine. since then i stopped licking and just wet my finger with water to seal envelopes.
• United States
15 Sep 10
Hi, Shar19. This has happened to me a couple of times too. I try my best to be extra careful from now on though. But it still will happen to me even though. I think that it comes from my tongue being too, close to the edge of the envelope. The sharpness on the edge of the envelope has made it hard to keep from licking the envelope without getting cut from it. It is like getting a paper cut, but the only difference is that it is on the tongue. Ouch!!