Saturday, May 23, 2015
That's the miniature punching bag looking thing in the back of your throat.
What's it used for ?
Well, the uvula supposedly flips up to close off our nasal passages when we swallow.
Sometimes we choke and the pressure opens up the nasal passages by pushing the uvula, and whatever we are choking on comes out of our nose. Yes, it's not a pretty sight.
I once did that with champagne on a date. Thankfully it was a date with my mom and she loves me even when I drip champagne from my nostrils.
We can do without an uvula.
Open wide and say "ah ".
Posted by Charlene L. at 10:20 PM