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Media: Article: "Eng 101: Get a Longer Tongue"

Submitter: E. Curtis

Submitter Email: ecurtis@u.washington.edu
Media Body: Seattle Times reports on South Korean children having their frenula cu
(under the tongue) to make it "easier to pronounce English"!


To view the entire article, go to
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/134432696_tongue07.html

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Issue Number: 13.983
Date Posted: April 09, 2002

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