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  Tongue in Cheek
My blog's name Tongue in Cheek was given to me by my friend Kristen who writes a wonderful blog called: A French Word A Day.
What she meant was that the antiques I like to collect are nice enough but not too serious or stuffy, they look good but rarely are in perfect condition.
Tongue in Cheek as you know is not just about antiques, nor is just about my living in France.
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  Tongue - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The tongue is the large bundle of muscles on the floor of the mouth that manipulates food for chewing and swallowing.
The tongue is made mainly of skeletal muscle and attached to the hyoid bone, mandible and the styloid processes of the temporal bone.
The tongue is also one of the more common parts of the human anatomy to be subject to piercing and body modification, a phenomenon that is sometimes associated with certain subcultures or demographics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tongue   (1446 words)

 Tongue (anatomy) - MSN Encarta
Tongue (anatomy), muscular organ in the mouth, the primary organ of taste and important in the formation of speech and in the chewing and swallowing of food.
The tongue, which is covered by a mucous membrane, extends from the hyoid bone at the back of the mouth upward and forward to the lips.
In chewing, the tongue holds the food against the teeth; in swallowing, it moves the food back into the pharynx, and then into the esophagus when the pressure of the tongue closes the opening of the trachea, or windpipe.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761572039   (282 words)

 Tongue bifurcation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tongue bifurcation, or tongue splitting, is a type of body modification in which the tongue is cut centrally from its tip part of the way towards its base, forking the end.
In addition to being covered under laws prohibiting the unlicensed practice of medicine, tongue splitting is now explicitly illegal in some U.S. states (and banned in the U.S. military) and effectively all surgeons refuse to do it, so by necessity it is an underground practice.
Tongue bifurcation is, however, not necessarily a surgical procedure.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tongue_splitting   (325 words)

 U-Haul: Towing glossary
A fixed tongue hitch includes the ball platform, while a receiver style hitch has a receptacle (typically 1-1/4" or 2") for inserting special ball mounts or bike racks.
A Class 5 hitch that mounts in the bed of pickup truck which uses a plate in the bed of the truck (similiar to a semi-tractor) and a pin on the trailer.
A fixed tongue hitch includes a flat non-removable drawbar, while a receiver style hitch has a receptacle (typically 1-1/4" or 2") for inserting special ball mounts or bike racks.
www.uhaul.com /hitches/glossary   (1624 words)

 The Seeing Tongue: Science News Online, Sept. 1, 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However, a growing body of research indicates that the tongue may in fact be the second-best place on the body for receiving visual information from the world and transmitting it to the brain.
Also, the tongue is more densely populated with touch-sensitive nerves than most other parts of the body.
By stimulating the tongue with patterns representing the degree and direction of tilt, such a device may act as an artificial vestibular system.
www.sciencenews.org /articles/20010901/bob14.asp   (2108 words)

 Tongue-tie (Ankyloglossia)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tongue-tie is a condition in which the free movement of the tongue is restricted due to abnormal attachment of the base of the tongue (lingual frenulum) towards the tip of the tongue.
Children with tongue-tie may be unable to protrude the tongue, touch the roof of the mouth, or move the tongue from side to side.
When tongue tie surgery (frenulectomy) is recommended in an infant, it may be done in the office.
www.entcolumbia.org /tongue.htm   (429 words)

 Wikinfo | Tongue
The dorsum (top side) of the tongue can be divided into two parts, an oral part that lies mostly in the mouth, and a pharyngeal part (posterior third of the tongue) which faces backwards to the oropharynx.
The dorsal side of the anterior two-thirds (oral part) of the tongue is covered in taste buds (or papillae), and the tongue appears velvety and pink.
There are four pairs of extrinsic muscles that act to move the tongue, and these are attached to various bones of the head and neck.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=tongue   (450 words)

 Tongue Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
It was attacked and largely destroyed during the Civil War in the 1660s, and the House of Tongue that exists today was built by the Mackays in 1678 and 1750 on a more modern pattern nearby, leaving the ruins of the original tower house to be cleared away in 1830.
Views from the village are dominated by the bulk of Ben Loyal to the south and by Caisteal Bharraigh and the truly beautiful Kyle of Tongue to the west.
Tongue became something other than an island community relying on the sea for its communications in 1828, when Thomas Telford completed the road south to Lairg.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /tongue/tongue   (974 words)

 Why Clean Your Tongue?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The bacteria and debris in the tongue coating putrefy and produce the foul-smelling sulfur gasses that are responsible for bad breath.
The ideal tongue cleaner should be thin enough to allow access to the back of the tongue with a minimum of gagging.
Unfortunately many of the tongue cleaners that are beginning to appear on the market are too thick or bulky to access the back part of the tongue where the tongue coating is located.
www.freetonguecleaner.com /why.html   (389 words)

 Tongue   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A sore tongue is usually caused by some form of trauma, such as biting your tongue, or eating piping-hot or highly acidic food or drink.
The tongue papillae are constantly renewing themselves and, usually, the old cells are shed as the new cells emerge.
Black hairy tongue, a comparatively rare condition, is caused by the failure of the old cells to shed.
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au /bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Tongue?Open   (1206 words)

 Frenulectomy (Tongue-tie surgery)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tongue-tie is a condition in which the free movement of the tongue is restricted due to abnormal attachment of lingual frenulum towards the tip of the tongue.
Tongue tie can cause feeding problems in infants, and may cause speech impairments as a child learns to speak.
If tongue tie interferes with a baby’s feeding, feeding difficulties may include problems breastfeeding and sucking, poor weight gain for the baby, and poor milk supply for the mother.
www.entcolumbia.org /frenul.htm   (418 words)

 Tongue Cancer Answers   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The tongue is actually divided into 2 separate anatomical areas, the oral tongue is the part you can "stick out" at somebody and extends backward to a V-shaped group of lumps on the back of the tongue which are actually specialized taste buds.
The oral tongue and the base of the tongue comprise the whole tongue but it is important to know that they develop from different embryonic tissue and really are somewhat dissimilar.
Like the oral tongue, the base of tongue (or posterior 1/3) can also grow several types of cancers, but again, squamous cell carcinoma is the most common and we will direct our comments with that in mind.
www.tonguecancer.com /tongue_cancer.htm   (1279 words)

 tongue. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
The tongue of an animal, such as a cow, used as food.
tongues Speech or vocal sounds produced in a state of religious ecstasy.
To join by means of a tongue and groove.
www.bartleby.com /61/20/T0262000.html   (359 words)

 SIU SOM Histology GI
The bulk of the tongue consists of striated muscle fibers arranged in bundles along three mutually perpendicular axes, so any plane section is likely to reveal fibers cut both transversely and longitudinally.
Taste buds are oval clusters of elongated cells which extend across the thickness of the epithelium, from the lamina propria to the taste pore at the surface.
The nodules are embedded in a mass of diffuse lymphoid tissue that consists of lymphocytes migrating to and from the germinal centers.
www.siumed.edu /~dking2/erg/oralcav.htm   (613 words)

 Cancer of the Tongue   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cancer of the tongue is a malignant tumor that begins as a small lump, a firm white patch, or a sore (ulcer) on the tongue.
Tongue cancer is rare in people under age 40 and people who do not use tobacco or alcohol.
The effects of tongue cancer vary depending on the stage at which the growth is detected, the treatment, and your overall health.
www.cancer.med.umich.edu /learn/cantongue.htm   (866 words)

 Tongue Piercing Damages Teeth, Gums
Tongue piercing has grown in popularity among young adults in recent years, and an increasing number of dental and mouth problems have been linked to the practice.
It consists of a stem that goes through the tongue and is held in place with screw caps on both ends.
The study found the type of damage caused by the tongue piercing varied according to the length of the barbell stem.
webmd.com /content/article/25/3606_1380.htm?...   (357 words)

 Vet Article: Chameleon Tongue Problems
Tongue problems are not uncommon in chameleons and are usually related to either traumatic injury and/or nutritional imbalances.
It was suspected that the tongue was probably re-swallowed after the last examination, and over the course of the week was weakened, tore, and may even have been auto-digested by the chameleon's stomach.
The tongue is launched from the hyoid bone with the use of ringed muscles in the tongue.
www.adcham.com /html/veterinary/vet-tongue-problems-kramer.html   (527 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Tongue problems
Blood tests may be used to confirm specific disorders, particularly systemic causes of tongue disorders.
Biopsy of tongue lesions may be required in some cases.
Glossitis and geographic tongue are treated by treating the cause of irritation or inflammation.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/003047.htm   (1020 words)

A normal piercing is about 2-3 cm from the tip of the tongue but remember this always depends on the length of your tongue.
It is normal if you get a white surface on your tongue or bad breath this is probably because you have been using diluted Listerine and the high alcohol level drys out your tongue.
Well you could buy a TONGUE RETAINER, I personally have one and it hides the piercing as your speak and stuff, bc the barbell is clear so people won't see the shiny metal from the regular barbells as you speak.
www.geocities.com /sourapple100   (921 words)

 Bad Breath, Tongue Disease & Coated Tongue
Tongue cleaning is necessary, in addition to brushing, for a thorough dislodging of the plaque and mucus.
Tongue scraping with a Tongue Cleaner is a boon for those suffering from coated tongue.
A Tongue Cleaner is a product that has been used for thousands of years as a part of traditional Ayurvedic and yogic practice.
www.healthandyoga.com /html/clean/tongue.html   (361 words)

 Amazing Woodpecker Tongues   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In some woodpeckers the tongue is so long it forks in the throat, goes below the base of the jaw, and wraps behind and over the top of the head, where the forks rejoin and insert in the bird's right nostril (below left) or around the eye socket.
Within the entire length of woodpecker's tongue lies the "hyoid apparatus," a linear series of tiny bones sheathed in muscles and soft tissue; the ultra-thin hyoid bones, which fold up accordion-like along part of their length, are visible in the photo below right.
A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker's tongue, for example, is relatively short and edged with feathery bristles that, through capillary action, help the bird lap up sweet sap that oozes from rows of quarter-inch holes it drills in trees.
www.hiltonpond.org /ThisWeek030308.html   (1107 words)

 tongue   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The tongue is a long, slender structure, consisting of a distal bifurcation.
Hummingbirds feed almost exclusively on a diet of nectar, and the tongue is specially designed to handle this high water load.
The function of these ridges is unknown, however, we speculate it is used in either cleaning the tongue or aiding the tongue in gathering nectar.
darwin.wcupa.edu /~biology/casotti/research/tongue.html   (121 words)

 Blue Tongue Entertainment Pty Ltd - Australian game developer and producer based in Melbourne, Victoria.
As part of THQ's studio system, Blue Tongue offers great salary packages and benefits, including stock option plans and project bonuses.
Blue Tongue is serious about making games, and we work hard to make our titles the best that they can be.
So, whether you're a graduate looking to get into the game industry or a veteran looking for the next big title to lend your skills to, contact us at: jobs@bluetongue.com
www.bluetongue.com   (284 words)

 Tongue (lower surface)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tongue (lower surface): fleshy, mobile organ situated in the mouth of humans, used to taste, swallow and speak.
Openings of the ducts of the submandibular and sublingual salivary glands: papillae situated beneath the tongue.
Frenulum of the tongue: membrane that prevents a person from swallowing his or her tongue.
www.infovisual.info /03/056_en.html   (81 words)

 Tongue cancer definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Tongue cancer: Malignancy of the tongue; squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue.
Tongue cancer is divided into that on the anterior tongue and that at the base of the tongue.
Symptoms of tongue base tumors may be odynophagia (pain on swallowing food or fluid), otalgia (pain in the ear), or a mass in the neck.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=25683   (446 words)

 Tongue definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Tongue: The tongue is a strong muscle anchored to the floor of the mouth.
The tongue is composed of muscles attached to the lower jaw and to the hyoid bone (a small, U-shaped bone that lies deep in the muscles at the back of the tongue) above the larynx.
The tongue aids in the formation of the sounds of speech and coordinates its movements to aid in swallowing.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=9075   (396 words)

 Stick Out Your Tongue and Say Aah!
The front part of the tongue is very flexible and can move around a lot, working with the teeth to create different types of words.
The muscles in the back of your tongue help you make certain sounds, like the letters "k" and hard "g" (like in the word "go").
This is a membrane (a thin layer of tissue) that connects your tongue to the bottom of your mouth.
www.kidshealth.org /kid/body/tongue_noSW.html   (639 words)

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