Positive #1: I’m glad I’m not tongue tied.

I thought the phrase was turn of phrase but today I learned that there is a little bit of skin that some people are born with that “tie” their tongue down to the floor of their mouth, preventing it from functioning normally. I would not be able to stick my tongue out! This would thwart one of my favorite free and spontaneous expressions. I would not be able to test out whether wet tongues really stick to metal. I may not be able to lick the last remnants of my favorite food from my lips. It might also limit the funny faces I can make – such as trying pretend that your tongue is really your upper lip. Hey, just trying to milk all the reasons I might not like being tongue tied. Can you think of any more?

Frank Clayton LPC

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