Imagine a cat eating or holding your tongue. Would you be able to speak. No, probably not. That is exactly what the phrase means. If a cat got your tongue, you are unable to speak. Your silence is oddly suspicious. Apparently, the phrase stems from the middle ages when witches were greatly feared. It was said that if you saw a witch, her cat would somehow “steal” your tongue so you couldn’t report the sighting. Not a nice thought but definitely a reason why you would be speechless. Example: Come on. Tell us what you think about our little party. What’s the matter. Cat got your tongue. Member reactions:
Love the chop and the trivia behind this famous phrase.
If you would have taken off the text on the tongue and had the tongue grasped between two cat paws, it would have been a lot better and scored higher.
Photoshop this tongue girl image (click to download) any way you wish. Some examples are: making this tongue girl perform some stunts, using this tongue girl image in advertisements, movies, paintings, putting the tongue girl into some unusual environment. These are just some ideas.
You have 3 days to submit your entry. Submitting it early will give you plenty of time to read the critique comments and edit your image accordingly.
Many thanks to Marzena Osuchowicz and
Stock Exchange for providing the source image.
(Clickable) Photo of Jessica Biel from this week shows her sticking out an impressively long tongue. At least I think it is tongue, unless a huge pink octopus lives inside her and is about to crawl out for a walk. She might also be impersonating Einstein with his tongue out, but obviously she needs more practice. In other news this week, a clerk used her tongue to dial 911. This is just too much to be a coincidence, folks. Either there's a 'tongue mania' hitting this nation, or it's a sign from above for us to make a 'tongues out' contest. Probably both. And if I remember the old proverb correctly, it's not the size of your mouth, it's how you use your tongue.
In this contest you are asked to photoshop (living or dead) celebrities and politicians with their tongues sticking out. Feel free to photoshop them doing things with tongues (Safe For Work only). You can make tongues longer, thicker, and bigger. How about showing celebrities / politicians kissing each other with extra long tongues? Dialing phone numbers with tongues? You are the tongue master today.