Saturday, March 9, 2013

speaking in tongues

The other night I was passing through the living room and caught a glimpse of a commercial. I don't know what the commercial was for but the image I saw was a typical Madison Avenue blond sexy woman holding a plate in front of her while she sensually licked something off of it.

It made me wonder who that ad was aimed at. Men probably. Men are the only ones I know who think tongues and tongue action is sexy. I mean, really, what woman is turned on by a guy leering at her and sticking his tongue out as far as it can go and waggling it around? Mostly, we think guys that do that are gross and creepy.

Maybe it's all in the delivery. The woman in the ad wasn't sticking her tongue out so much as she was licking something...slowly...with a look of pleasure on her face. OK, OK. I get the implication. Still.

Have you ever looked at a tongue?

It can twist and turn, curl itself up, fold itself over.

Babies stick out their tongue as a part of the sucking reflex.

When we were kids we would stick our tongue out at people we didn't like 

or to express our displeasure.

Einstein did it to show his opinion of politics.

The Maori do it to show how fierce they are.

The Rolling Stones use it as a logo though I couldn't find a picture of Mick actually sticking out his tongue.

Gene Simmons of KISS does it though I'm not quite sure why.

Some people like to decorate theirs.

And some people like to split theirs (judging by the amount of pictures I found, this is more common than one would think) which totally creeps me out.

Tongues are useful things, no doubt. We use them for eating, tasting, talking, even determining certain states of health, but I think I'll keep mine in my mouth undecorated and whole.

The last image search I did was for 'sexy tongue licking'. I'll leave you with these:

Woman being sexy with her tongue.

Man being sexy with his tongue.


Ms. Moon said...

Tongues creep me out in general. It's as if they were fleshy little creatures that live within us. Ick.

TexWisGirl said...

thanks for the gross and funny post!

Linda Wildenstein said...

oh goodness....until this very moment, I had not pondered how disgusting the human tongue really is. Gee thanks Ellen.....tee hee

greekwitch said...

Why? Why would someone split their tongue? Can they talk properly afterwards? Ewww!!!!!

Joanne Noragon said...

Tongue shenanigans are largely a guy thing, I believe. It was my brother who taught all my mother's grandchildren how to touch their tongues to their noses.

The Bug said...

That last picture - oh man. I'm trying not to laugh too loud because Mike's watching a movie. Ick!

Fireblossom said...

I couldn't care less about *men's* tongues, but....

Gail said...

My tongue is unadorned, sees little action and is quite content with that.

I do have this wonderful thing I do where I roll my bottom lip down and curl my tongue up. It is fun to chase the grandchildren for a kiss as they scream, GROSS!

Sometimes you just have to find the fun in the simple things in life.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I like to use my tongue for tasting, as I enjoy eating. I have accidentally bitten my tongue before and it is quite memorable and takes some time for the pain to go away. So, with that in mind, you can be sure that my tongue will remain unadorned or split! I am not a big fan of pain!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Oh, almost forgot. The rug strips are simply knotted and tied. I will try to do a post about the burlap backed rug with some pics. It was fast and easy. No sewing.

Steve Reed said...

Tongue-splitting -- UGH! And I'm not a fan of tongue piercings, either. Bleah. Bleah.

I often wonder what the heck advertisers are thinking. I always thought young women are generally the prime target of advertisers because they do most of the shopping, both personally and for their households. But that commercial you saw doesn't sound like it was targeted at women. Who knows.

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Kerry said...

Ha!! I wish I'd written this.

I'm wondering, now that you've done those Google searches, what kinds of ads are gonna be suggested in your sidebars for the next 6 months?

Reya Mellicker said...

You are so right. Tongues are creepy.

I'm glad I have one, though, and that it is neither split nor pierced.

Hilary said...

Everything you've ever wanted to know about tongues but were afraid to ask. Well blogged! :)

little hat said...

Love it. When i as a kid it was deemed a great achievement to be able to touch your nose with your tongue. I was the champion. Did it change my life? Was it sexy? Not for a 10 year old - but maybe I'll ask my beloved if that's why she's still with me despite my other less than delightful male habits. Which might deserve a blogging in their own right.

jane.healy said...

It reminds me of an old joke ... too rude to publish here.

joeh said...

Damn, talk about speaking with a forked tongue!

Congrats on your POTW.

Tabor said...

Yuck. But congrats on your POTW.

June said...

People have them split? On purpose?


Congrats on the POTW.

TexWisGirl said...

came back to say congrats on your POTW! yuck!

Hilary said...

ooh, really??? people get their tongues SPLIT?
Good God!!!!!

Sandi McBride said...

Congrats on Post of the Week...though it really weirded me out, lol, it held my two sons would be proud of that, but I refuse to tell them the subject matter was tongues!