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"lingual phrenum" > "lingual frenulum"

stevo

On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 4:34 PM, MorphemeAddict <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I cut my own lingual phrenum as an adult. Hurt like hell for a while. No
> problem since.
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> stevo
> On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 10:06 AM, Peter Cyrus <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> I had a lingual phrenectomy myself, when I was 15.  Until then, I had no
>> idea that my lingual phrenum, the wall of tissue connecting the bottom of
>> the tongue with the bottom of the mouth, was any longer than "normal", but
>> in my case it extended all the way to the front of my mouth, just behind
>> my
>> teeth.  Because of that, I could never stick my tongue out of my mouth.  I
>> only discovered it when I tried to play a trombone - no go.
>>
>> But even after the operation (which takes 5 minutes: 1 to cut and 4 to
>> sew), I still can't stick my tongue out of my mouth.  Once your motor
>> neurons are set, they're set, and I have no idea what mental gesture to
>> make to activate my tongue muscles to stick out my tongue.
>>
>> But apart from my promising career as a trombone player, it hasn't made
>> any
>> difference in my ability to speak various foreign languages, although I've
>> never tried Korean.
>>
>> On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 3:15 PM, <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Lingual_frenectomy<
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingual_frenectomy>
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>> > Ben Scerri
>> >  wrote:
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>> >  Either she had an abnormally short tongue, or it is simply a lie... I
>> >> seriously wouldn't put it past them.
>> >> Charlie Brickner wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > The foiiIt-llowing appeared in today's "Ripley's Believe-It-or-Not":
>> >> >
>> >> > "In an attempt to learn to speak Korean more easily 19-year-old
>> Rhiannon
>> >> > Brooksbank-Jones of Beeston, Northhamptonshire, UK, had surgery to
>> >> lengthen
>> >> > her tongue."
>> >> >
>> >> > Can anyone on the list explain what that is all about???
>> >> >
>> >> > Charlie
>> >> >
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