why do tongue do not have bones?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    That little tongue is musle pure and simple. Due to the uses of The tongue it must be musle and not bone. The tongue is used for eating and for speach. In eating the tongue must be flexible to move the food in the mouth. In speaking the tongue works with the vocial chords to produce language that is discerable. If it was bone whole or in part it could not do these task.

  • 1 decade ago

    It has one at its very base, called the hyoid bone, which is not connected to any other bones of the body.

    It would not make any sense for there to be bones within the tongue itself. They could only serve to make it less useful.

  • 1 decade ago

    because there's no need for a bone in the tongue :p

    it's all muscle.. 'coz it has to be flexible enough to help us when we're eating our food.

    besides, do you REALLY want to have a bony tongue?!

  • 1 decade ago

    Because the tongue is a muscle.

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  • because God didnt want bones in our tongues.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    it is simple as this,

    imagine your tongue have bones, can you eat well?

  • 1 decade ago

    Its solid muscle and it can conform to the space and help lift the food to chew and change shape to form words to speak.

    So maybe it would be a bit harder for your foot to do that huh? ha ha

  • 1 decade ago

    Ummm. so you can git it pierced....duhh. Its a muscle and you use it to chew, go down on your partner, taste and for kissing.... bones would suck if they were in our tounge

  • 1 decade ago

    It doesn't?I thought that was the 169th bone in your body?

  • Because its not part of the skeleton!! Its a muscle.

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