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01 July 2005 @ 02:53 pm
It's a good day, but...  
It's also one of those days when I can't stop wondering if my tongue is too big for my mouth. You're probably thinking I mean that figuratively. No. What if your whole life your tongue was too big for your mouth, but you didn't know it? I mean, what would you be able to compare it against? Nothing. I don't think my tongue is too big. It doesn't loll out or anything. But sometimes I become conscious of it. Too conscious. I can't help but ask myself: could my tongue be more comfortable? It's just one of those things that bugs me.

Unrelatedly. I found the following pic in my image folder. It's one of my favorite things. Every now and then I ask myself, "Am I a happy cow?"

ETA: By the way, it's probably not legible in the comic, but the title of the visiting cow's pamphlet is "Cowintology." *snerk*
dodyskin on July 1st, 2005 10:04 pm (UTC)
If your tongue was too big for your mouth you would probably drool a bit. Or have Down's Syndrome. One of my friend's at school had Down's and his tongue was HUGE.

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ReginaGiraffereginagiraffe on July 1st, 2005 10:25 pm (UTC)
Every now and then I ask myself, "Am I a happy cow?"

And what's the answer? *g*
Anna S.: eartheliade on July 1st, 2005 11:49 pm (UTC)
These days, I'm pretty cow-content. *g*
caia: Penguin stumble by caiathisficklemob on July 1st, 2005 10:27 pm (UTC)
Ah, but have you ever had a medical professional comment on your tongue's size? ...yup. I have no insecurities about that.
caia: Penguin stumble by caiathisficklemob on July 1st, 2005 10:39 pm (UTC)
Sorry for the double post, the first time it told me the database server was down, or something.
laurashapiro on July 1st, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC)
I have those tongue days! Where you keep rubbing it against your teeth and it just won't sit still and it doesn't feel natural? It's *maddening*.
inapickle on July 1st, 2005 10:48 pm (UTC)
My teeth are too big for my jaw.
And too numerous. I had many adult teeth pulled as a child, and all four wisdom teeth pulled as a young adult, and yet, my mouth is crowded. My tongue just about fits but there's no room for food or anything unless I puff out my cheeks like Louie Armstrong.
Niapopfantastic on July 1st, 2005 10:49 pm (UTC)
My tongue's default resting state is rolled back in my mouth. I have often wondered if this is normal, if it means my tongue is too big for my mouth, and if I'm at risk of choking on it in my sleep.
droneish on July 2nd, 2005 12:21 am (UTC)
bloody tongue
I don't have the choking thing, but my tongue definitely has to be curled to fit in my (tiny, tiny) mouth and I do wonder if that's quite right. So, um, Hail Fellow Tongue Curler! or something.

(My tongue also gets bitten a lot. By me. But it feels like I'm not involved. Cuz, I wouldn't *do* that to myself. It's just the sad fate of a tongue having too live in this too small mouth with all those sharp teeth.

Yeah. I'll be shutting up now.)
Nia: someone just walked on mypopfantastic on July 2nd, 2005 02:56 am (UTC)
Yeah, I too have a small mouth, and that's probably the cause. (Incidentally, can you touch your nose with your tongue too?) It's good to know that someone else experiences the curling! I haven't had any biting problems, but sometimes I will have those moments of tongue awareness which are compounded by the feeling of abnormality.
droneish on July 2nd, 2005 05:57 am (UTC)
I get no special talents with my tongue/mouth mismatch, alas. (Though as a *child* I had no trouble with that cherry stem into a knot trick. Didn't then realize the subtext, but I wonder what the surrounding adults must've thought.)
peasant_ on July 1st, 2005 11:06 pm (UTC)
Oh God - now you've got me all aware of my tongue.

I hate you for ever! Or at least until I eat some chocolate - eating chocolate will probably get my mind off my tongue and onto my taste buds higher things.
miriam heddymiriam_heddy on July 1st, 2005 11:11 pm (UTC)
I don't have the tongue thing, but did you ever see, "I was a Male War Bride" with Cary Grant, where he couldn't figure out what to do with his arms while he slept?

Oh, and I'm with Freud. The best we can hope for is to be not unhappy cows.
KJV: Mysterykjv31 on July 1st, 2005 11:28 pm (UTC)
raqs: lips4raqs on July 1st, 2005 11:29 pm (UTC)
you know, so frequently i am right there with you (i also worry about the car hitting my leg and taking it off thing.) but this is a new one on me. i've never worried about my tongue being too big for my mouth.

i HAVE worried about the dents my buck teeth have permanently made that show up as bumps under my lower lip...
ex_dovil323 on July 2nd, 2005 06:58 am (UTC)
I worry about suddenly opening a car door and leaping out for no reason. At least it would break up long car journeys I suppose.

And now I'm incredibly aware of my tongue pressing up against the side of my teeth, ready to overflow at any moment smothering me and having the embarassment of 'death by tongue' writting on my death certificate. Or maybe that would be pretty cool?

And awwww for the cartoon. I often get called a dozy cow or a silly cow but that you are a happy cow is so much better and I shyly extend out my hand filled with grass.

rossywar: greenrossywar on July 2nd, 2005 10:36 am (UTC)
One of my friends has an extra wide tongue. It curls up against her teeth. She doesn't drool or anything, and didn't even realise until a doctor pointed it out.

And if sometimes your tongue feels thicker than normal you may just be a little dehydrated.