A Little Tongue in Cheek

Why does it seem that every Tom, Dick, and Harriet feel the need to stick out their tongue when posing for a picture nowadays?

Since I have lost my patience for the proliferation of tongue shots, I am attempting to appeal to the public in hopes of stopping this madness.

Firstly, it’s disgusting.
Secondly, it’s disgusting.
Thirdly, it’s disgusting.

Having said that, I assume many people find it appealing in one form or another (why else would they do it) or are followers and have no choice but to mimic the tongue-showing leader.

Below are a few of my attempts to speak to different individual sensitivities in hopes of making a change in this tongue wave of our time.

Sense of dignity:

I know it seems adorable to many when viewing puppies with their head cocked to the side and their tongue hanging out. But for humans…not so much. It makes one look as if in the midst of a delirious fit of sorts. Not too cute.

Individualistic approach:
Don’t be a sheep. Be original. This is getting very old very fast.
Try something new. Anything…PLEASE!

Sense of privacy:
Does everyone need to know what your insides look like?
Save it for your Doctor and that ahhhh stick.
Perhaps keep it special for your significant other who may be more interested in it than the rest of us.

Sense of vanity:
Many tongues are ugly.
I have seen dehydrated white tongues, long skinny tongues, fat short tongues, cracked tongues, purplish tongues, stringy saliva tongues, etc. Again not pretty.

If you feel so strongly about your tongue displaying habits perhaps join a rock band.

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If my little blogpost hasn’t at all altered your desire to pose like a puppy, that’s OK. It’s well within your tongue displaying rights, so carry on, my friend. But remember you can’t fully say “cheese” with your tongue hanging out.

P.S. Relax! It’s all tongue in cheek!

About the Author
Aliza Lipkin fufilled her biggest dream by making Aliya in 2003 from the US. She resides happily in a wonderful community in Maaleh Adumim with her family. She is a firm lover and believer in her country, her people and her G-d. Her mission is to try and live a moral and ethical life while spreading insights based on Torah values to bring people closer together and help build a stronger nation.
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