I have no tongue but I must eat
April 25, 2012 9:21 AM Subscribe
So cutting out someone's tongue as punishment, or to create a mute (and therefore trusted to hear and not leak secrets) guard has some historic basis, and appears as a troupe in many stories.
My question: Can you actually still eat with out choking, if someone cut your tongue out ?
posted by k5.user to Health & Fitness (4 answers total)
Sure a liquid diet would make sense, but eating solid foods with out a tongue sounds like a recipe for the Heimlich.
(yes, ok, I picked up the Hunger Games, and the punished-slaves-with-no-tongue helped prompt this question.. )