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Toms tongue

Tom Paris holding his tongue

A tongue is a maneuverable muscle in a lifeform's mouth, used to aid in speech and eating. The tongue has taste buds for the latter one.

The Butterfly dancers of Rigel X have unusually long tongues, which allow them to grab butterflies with them. (ENT: "Broken Bow")

James T. Kirk developed a numb tongue following an allergic reaction to the Melvaran mud flea vaccine. (Star Trek)

The Voth are one species with unusually long tongues for humanoids, and use them to lick caught insects off special lamps. (VOY: "Distant Origin")

While telling his 662nd joke to Geordi La Forge in 2364, Data's synthetic tongue slipped when he mispronounced "including" as "includling", something La Forge thought was funnier than the joke itself. (TNG: "Code of Honor")

It is said that when Bajoran hasperat is cooked properly, it should "sear the tongue." Macias reminded Ro Laren of this in 2370. (TNG: "Preemptive Strike")

According to Lwaxana Troi, the name Odo had a certain lyrical quality and rolled off the tongue. (DS9: "The Forsaken")

During the Ocampa elogium, one of the woman's parents massage her feet until her tongue swells. (VOY: "Elogium")

When Tom Paris underwent hyper-evolution in 2372, he lost his tongue as part of the transformation. (VOY: "Threshold")

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